Twitter users may soon have access to the social media platform which has met the six conditions imposed on it by the Federal Government, The Nation is reporting.
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. The President is also awaiting the report of the committee to lift the ban it imposed on Twitter on June 4, last year.
Investigation by The Nation revealed that Twitter has complied with all the terms given by the government to restore its services.
The conditions agreed to by the firm are: 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 and train Nigerian IT personnel and strategic intelligence officers on how to report twitter abuse /infractions noticed by the government.
A source, who spoke in confidence to The Nation, said: “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.”