Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has said the microblogging site, Twitter, has agreed to all the conditions listed by the Federal Government for the continuation of their operations.
Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), disclosed this in an interview on Sunday.
The Federal Government had in June suspended Twitter indefinitely days after a tweet by the president on the civil war was deleted by the microblogging site.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari had in October said he had directed that Twitter suspension be lifted, only if the conditions are met to allow citizens to use the platform for positive engagements.
Speaking on the current state of talks between the tech company and the Federal Government, Keyamo, who is a member of the committee set up to engage Twitter over its suspension, said the microblogging platform has “agreed to all the conditions”.
“The reason why the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country,” Keyamo said on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
“That recalibration, we have started it and the president graciously added me to the committee.
“We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and come up with a lot of conditions for them to fulfil for us to lift the suspension.
“It was Twitter that reached out to the federal government to say they want to know what and what they can do to straighten up the relationship with the federal government and so, we have gone far but I may not, at this forum, let out a lot but we gave them a lot of conditions and they have agreed to all the conditions.”