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October 1,2021; President Buhari Gives Conditional Lifting Of Twitter ban On Independence Day Speech

President Muhammadu Buhari, during his Independence Day speech today outlined the conditions for Twitter ban to be lifted.

Buhari said a Presidential Committee which was constituted to get Twitter on the table to find a way of resolving the problem,worked  on some key issues which include “National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content.”

He also said that the issues are being tabled and he has ordered that the ban be lifted if those conditions are met.

Buhari said;

“Following the ban of  tech giant Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out to the Federal Government of Nigeria to resolve the impasse. Subsequently, I constituted a Presidential Committee to get to the table with Twitter to find the best way of resolving the issue.
“The Committee, along with its Technical Team, has engaged with Twitter and have addressed a number of key issues. These are: National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content.
“Following the extensive engagements, the issues are being addressed and I have directed that the suspension be lifted but only if the conditions are met to allow our citizens continue the use of the platform for business and positive engagements.’’
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