FG To Lift Suspension As Twitter Meets Conditions

FG To Lift Suspension As Twitter Meets Conditions
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FG To Lift Suspension As Twitter Meets Conditions
04th January 2022, 03:58 PM

Fg To Lift Suspension As Twitter Meets Conditions

The suspension on microblogging site, Twitter might soon be lifted by the Nigerian government as the social media giant has reportedly met six conditions imposed on it.

The Nation reported that the Technical Committee raised by the government to resolve the impasse between the two parties is fine-tuning the offers by the micro blogger before making a final recommendation to President Muhammadu Buhari.

It was also reported that though the President has agreed in principle that Twitter’s social networking operation be restored in Nigeria, he is awaiting the report of the committee to lift the ban it imposed on Twitter on June 4, last year.

There are also speculation that the federal government might amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act to include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other social media platforms.

Some of the conditions Twitter agreed to include;

Open an office in Nigeria

Have a country representative

Register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)/get National Broadcasting Commission’s licence

Payment of fair taxes

Sensitive to national security and cohesion. It must not undermine the nation’s security

Train Nigerian IT personnel and strategic intelligence officers on how to report twitter abuse /infractions noticed by the government.
 
A source told the publication;

“From the records, Twitter has finally met six conditions set by the Federal Government for the lifting of the ban on its service in Nigeria as at the close of business in 2021.

“The operation of Twitter will now be fully regulated, including opening of office and deployment of a Country Representative. We can now hold an officer responsible for any infraction.

“Twitter only requested that the Federal Government should allow it to open the office in 2022 because there was no provision for it in its last year’s budget. Since we are in a new year, we are expecting that the office will take off soon.

“With payment of taxes, we are hopeful that the government will earn enhanced revenue from Twitter. This ban has helped to correct the lapses of the past. For instance, Twitter has been raking huge cash from Nigeria without legal backing and compliance with our revenue laws.

“Although it was alleged that Nigerians have lost over N6billion to the ban but the Federal Government has lost much more in revenue.

“In spite of recourse to VPN by some users in Nigeria, Twitter revenue slumped considerably because this alternative does not fetch income to it.

“Now, the era of impunity is gone. Twitter must register with CAC and operate in Nigeria as a business concern which it is in other parts of the world.”

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