By 12 midnight today, Nigerians will be able to log on to their Twitter app or browser without using VPN, following the lifting of the ban on their operation by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
In a memo signed by Kashifu Inuwa, Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA, the lifting of the ban is as a result of a a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ibrahim.
In the Memo, the Minister updates and requests the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.
You may recall that on 5th June 2021, the FGN suspended the operation of Twitter through an announcement made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alh Lai Mohammed.
After the suspension, President Muhammadu Buhari.constituted a seven-man Presidential Committee to engage Twitter Inc.