Twitter Yet To Meet Some Conditions Despite Lifting Of Ban In Nigeria

January 14, 2022
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According to a source, Twitter has yet to meet some of the conditions stated by the Nigerian government before the ban on the microblogging platform is lifted.

The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari declared on Wednesday that the Twitter ban had been lifted.

Before the ban could be lifted, a presidential commission comprised of all key government departments that engaged and worked directly with Twitter imposed some requirements on the social media company.

The Nigerian Government committee that interacted with Twitter stipulated that the platform open an office in Nigeria, hire a representative, register with the Corporate Affairs Commission, and obtain a license from the National Broadcasting Commission.

Fair taxation and dealing with sensitive content related to national security and cohesion were among the others.

Twitter will also train Nigerian IT employees and strategic intelligence officials on how to report government abuse and irregularities.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi Abdullahi, Chairman of the Technical Committee for Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, said Twitter had agreed to the arrangement.

In addition, he stated that Twitter has committed to establish “a legal entity in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2022.”

He claimed Twitter has committed to appoint a ‘designated country representative’ to attend talks with the Nigerian government when necessary, in addition to opening a local office or forming a legal organization in the nation.

“Twitter has agreed to comply with all applicable tax responsibilities imposed by Nigerian law on its activities.” Nigeria has accepted to join Twitter’s Partner Support and Law Enforcement Portals, according to the statement.

Despite the lifting of the restriction, an inquiry by the ICIR revealed that several of the conditions had yet to be completed.

According to the article, Twitter had not yet been registered in Nigeria.

As a result of this event, the social networking app may not have met all of the Nigerian government’s requirements before the ban was lifted.

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