President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s team to engage Twitter over the suspension of its operations in Nigeria.
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The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, by Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, who will also chair the team.
The federal government’s team also comprises Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, as well as other relevant government agencies.
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The federal government suspended the microblogging site in the country on June 5, after it accused the platform of being used to undermine Nigeria’s corporate existence.
It was said that the company wrote to Buhari, seeking to engage the government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward.