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FG says Twitter seeking high-level talks over suspension

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Following the suspension of its activities in Nigeria, Twitter has reached out to the federal government seeking high-level discussion to resolve the issue.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to corespondents after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), at the presidential villa, Abuja.

He insisted that the microblogging platform was suspended because it provided an avenue for people that are threatening the corporate existence of Nigeria.

The minister stated; “Yes, it is true they’ve made, reached…only this morning I got, you know, communication that yes, they are now ready to hold senior level discussions with us. Just now, I just confirmed with my colleague now. Yes, we just got the information now“

Asked whether government will hold the discussion with Twitter, he replied: “Why not? We will. But our conditions are already laid out to you. One, to do business in Nigeria, they must register as a Nigerian company. Two, they must be licensed and Three, they will have to refrain from using the platform for activities that are inimical to the growth of Nigeria, to the corporate existence of Nigeria.

“From there, any other issue can come up. We already talked to them.”

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