The Nigerian Government has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations in the country, months after it announced a clampdown on the social media platform.
The Director General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12am tonight, 13th January 2022,” Abdullahi said.
“The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.
“In the Memo, the Minister updated and requested the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.”