The Federal government says the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria will be lifted in a “few more days”.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave this update on Wednesday while responding to questions from newsmen after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Mohammed, the ongoing discussions between the government and Twitter had been “productive” and “respective”.
When asked on the a specific day for the lifting of the ban on Twitter, he said: “I think even Twitter itself two days ago gave what I will call a progress report on our talks with them, and I think if I want to quote them rightly, it has been productive and quite respectful.
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“And as to the qualifying, when, how soon is soon, right? I want to assure you that the time that Twitter operation has been suspended, between the time it has been suspended, and when it will be restored is by far, much, much shorter.
“In other words, if the operation has been suspended for about 100 days now, I can tell that we’re just actually talking about a few, just a few more days now.
“What we’re trying to do is the changes that have been going on, but we need to dot the i’s and cross the t’s, but I can assure us that we’re not mindful of the anxiety of Nigerians and both parties are working very hard to put a closure on the matter.
“And like Twitter itself said the changes have been very, very productive on both parties. It has not been advisory at all. And it’s quite respectful. Thank you very much.”