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We’re Getting Closer To An Agreement With Twitter – FG

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has revealed that Twitter has agreed to seven out of the 10 demands it made to lift the suspension on the social media platform in Nigeria.

He stated this in Washington DC during his ongoing engagement with global media outlets, think-tanks and influencers.

“We believe that even the other three outstanding demands, are not really about whether they agreed or not but about timing and scheduling,” NAN quoted the minister as saying.

“That is what gave me the confidence that we are getting nearer to an agreement.

“As recently as last week, we exchanged correspondence with Twitter, and when I left home a few days ago; we are expecting a reply from them.

“It is left with Twitter to respond to grey areas that we asked them to look into.

“We are not inflexible in our negotiation with Twitter because we recognise both the positive and negative aspects of the social media.”

The minister stated that among the demands made to Twitter was for the platform to register as a Nigerian company, pay taxes from revenue made from the country and ensure that harmful contents are regulated.

He stated that the Twitter ban is effective in the country because less harmful content have been seen on social media.

The minister also expressed that other social media platforms have also been more conscious and alert to injurious content likely to threaten national security.

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