“We’ll lift ban on Twitter on one condition – Federal Government says 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has given the condition under which the ban imposed on Twitter will be lifted.

This was made known by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama at a meeting with the foreign missions on Monday, said he invited the diplomats to clarify issues around Twitter ban.

He said, “I felt it’s absolutely right and appropriate to take your comment very seriously and meet with you for us to in our usual friendly way discuss and share opinion with regard to that and clarify certain issues.

“We are not saying that Twitter is threatening the country or any such thing; why we have taken this measure is to stop them to be used as platforms for destabilisation and facilitation of criminality or encouragement of criminalities. We want to use social media for good.”

On when the ban will be lifted, Onyeama said there is no definite timeline but “The condition (for lifting the ban) would be responsible use of the social media and that really has to be it.

He further noted that

“Lives matter; Nigerian lives matter and we have to do everything we can to preserve Nigerian lives. When we feel our goals are threatened, actions need to be taken.”

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