The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the clarifications while responding to a question from a participant at Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris.
Raising the hope of Nigeria that it is a matter of time before all issues with Twitter are resolved, the government clarified that the suspension of Twitter had nothing to do with issues bordering on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mohammed, who spoke fluent French said
“I want to categorically say that Twitter was not banned by Nigeria, it was only suspended. So, Twitter was never banned, it was suspended.”
” Also, the suspension has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“The correspondence between us and Twitter has reached an advanced stage. I want to say that the correspondences and the exchanges have been fruitful. But we have a few more issues to resolve. “
“Out of about 12 conditions, Twitter has been able to meet 10. Very soon, all issues will be resolved in a way that it will be good for both our country and Twitter.”