From Adanna Nnamani, Abuja
Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Kayamo, said Twitter has conceded to conditions presented by the Federal Government for the lifting of the ban on the microblogging site.
Keyamo made the disclosure when he featured on a television programme, Politics Today.
The Federal Government had in June, suspended Twitter in Nigeria, a few days after the app deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Nigerian civil war in which he threatened to treat members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the “language they understand”.
In October, Buhari said he had directed that Twitter ban be lifted, if conditions are met to allow citizens use the platform for positive engagements.
Keyamo, who is a member of a committee set up to engage Twitter over its suspension, stated “Twitter has agreed to all the conditions”.
“The reason the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country. “That recalibration, we have started it and the president graciously added me to the committee.
“We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and come up with a lot of conditions for them to fulfil for us to lift the suspension.
“It was Twitter that reached out to the Federal Government to say they want to know what and what they can do to straighten up the relationship with the Federal Government and so, we have gone far but I may not, at this forum, let out a lot but we gave them a lot of conditions and they have agreed to all the conditions,” he said.