Abuja: The West African country of Nigeria lifted its ban on Twitter late tonight. The ban on Twitter has been lifted after agreements were reached with the country’s authorities and social media platforms promised to open local offices. This information was given by a senior government official. Twitter was banned on June 4 last year after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari deleted a post on Twitter, which has now been lifted seven months later.
President Bohari has approved the lifting of the ban, National Information Technology Development Agency Director General Kashfo Inoua Abdullahi said in a statement. Mr Abdullahi said in a statement that “Twitter has agreed to resume its work with respect for the laws of Nigeria and respect for the national culture and history of which the law is based.”
He said the company would work with the federal government and wider industry to develop a code of conduct in line with global best practices in almost all developed countries. So the Nigerian government lifted the ban on Twitter from midnight today and Twitter will resume its activities in the country.
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