ABUJA — The federal government has said the management of Twitter has reached out for a discussion to resolve the issue that led to the suspension of its operations in Nigeria.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure to state house correspondents after the meeting of the federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday.
The minister said Twitter must be registered as a business entity in Nigeria as that is one of the conditions that must be met before the suspension can be reversed.
Other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram must also be registered in the country.
According to the minister, freedom of speech was not stifled by the suspension of Twitter but that the suspension was necessary because the micro-blogging site provided a platform for those that are threatening the existence of Nigeria.
The minister alleged that Twitter allowed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to use its platform to call for the killing of policemen.