The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has draw the government attention to the fact ‘Over the Top’ (OTT), of which Twitter is one remains integral part of the Digital Economy being promoted by the Federal Government.
This is coming as the unbrella body of Telecom Companies in Nigeria in a statement signed by its President, Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani said it is working closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure there is a speedy resolution of the current suspension of Twitter activities in Nigeria.
“OTT platforms of which Twitter is one, is an integral part of the Digital Economy that the Federal Government is promoting so when an unfortunate disagreement arises with respect to the user policies, it is good it is resolved in a timely manner,” ATCON said in its official reaction.
The association stated that while its member Companies understand the position of the Federal Government, the reasons for the directive, and have complied with the directive, it is pertinent that the issue is resolved soon in the interest of all.
“The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) wish to inform the general public that it is working closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure there is a speedy resolution of the current suspension of Twitter activities in Nigeria,” it said.
The Nigerian government had yesterday announced the suspension of Twtiter, after the micro blogging platform deleted a tweet posted by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The suspension resulted in Nigerian Communications Commission, country’s telecom regulator issuing a directive to the service providers to deny access to the services of Twitter in Nigeria.