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Recommendations To Twitter Will Apply To ALL Other Social Media – Lai

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the recommendations to lift the Twitter ban in Nigeria will be applied to all other social media platforms.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Minister says the recommendations which will apply to all other over-the-top social media platforms is to prevent future occurrence.

Mohammed made this known on Monday when he featured on ‘This Morning’, a programme by Television Continental (TVC).

On June 4, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter’s operations in the country while expressing concern over “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.”

While speaking on the latest development on the matter said the recommendations by the team negotiating with Twitter on the suspension of the social media platform would be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mohammed added that the engagements with the social media platform have been “positive and fruitful”.

He said, “All I can say is that the recommendations we are going to make will not only apply to Twitter, but they will apply to all OTTs and other social media platforms in Nigeria.

“Today, we are dealing with Twitter. We don’t want a situation where we will be dealing with Facebook tomorrow and Instagram the next day. Our recommendations will be very comprehensive.

“You will recall that during the 61st Independence anniversary celebration, the president said Twitter will return to Nigeria as soon as they meet the conditions of government.

“Even last night, the ministerial team met under my chairmanship, and we reviewed the position of things.

“I want to say that we should wait for the committee to give its reports to the president officially, but things are looking very positive and rosy.

“After submitting our reports and recommendations to the president, I will be disposed to say what we agreed and what has been met and what has not been met.”

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