FG parleys foreign envoys, gives condition to lift ban on twitter in Nigeria

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The Federal government has given Twitter a condition for its suspension to be lifted in Nigeria.

The condition is that social media platform must ensure it is used ‘responsibly’.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this at a meeting with envoys from UK, US and other countries on Monday. The meeting held in the minister’s Conference Room, 8th Floor.

He, however, did not commit to any definite timeline when the ban will be lifted.

“The condition would be responsible use of the social media and that really has to be it.”

“We are not saying that Twitter is threatening the country or any such thing.

“Why we have taken this measure is to stop them to be used as platforms for destabilisation and facilitation of criminality or encouragement of criminalities”.

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