The Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari has finally lifted the ban on popular microblogging application, Twitter after 222 days.
This was revealed in a press statement issued on Wednesday by Kashifu Abdullahi, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and Chairman of the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria effective from 12 a.m. tonight, January 13, 2022,” the statement said.
The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami.”
Recall that President Buhari placed a ban on Twitter after his tweet which according to the application violated its policy.
President Buhari’s tweet was alleged to be inciting violence against a particular tribe in the country in during an interview he granted in June, 2021.