Buhari approves constitution of a team to engage with Twitter over suspension


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s team that would engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria.

According to a statement signed by the Special Assistant To The Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, said the approval was announced in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will chair the team.

Adeyemi noted that the team also comprises the Attorney General of the Federation and Honourable Minister of Justice, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Minister of Foreign

Affairs, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies.

The statement added that following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria, Twitter wrote to President Buhari seeking to engage with the Federal Government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward.

It would be recalled that on the 5th of June 2021, the Federal Government officially put an indefinite ban on Twitter restricting it from operating in Nigeria after the social media platform deleted tweets made by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the Federal Government, Twitter activities in Nigeria was capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.