Twitter says it is pleased that its operation in Nigeria has been restored by the Federal Government.
The microblogging site’s Public Policy team said in a statement on Thursday, “We are pleased that Twitter has been restored for everyone in Nigeria. Our mission in Nigeria and around the world is to serve the public conversation.
“We are deeply committed to Nigeria, where Twitter is used by people for commerce, cultural engagement, and civic participation.”
The Nigerian government in June 2021, suspended operation of the tech giant in Nigeria.
However, Nigerian government, on Wednesday, seven months after the ban on the social media network, lifted the suspension.
Twitter’s suspension came after the company deleted a comment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
But the presidency claimed the ban had nothing to do with the social media platform’s action.
Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu had said, “There has been a litany of problems with the social media platform in Nigeria, where misinformation and fake news spread through it have had real-world violent consequences. All the while, the company has escaped accountability.
“Major tech companies must be alive to their responsibilities. They cannot be allowed to continue to facilitate the spread of religious, racist, xenophobic, and false messages capable of inciting whole communities against each other, leading to the loss of many lives. This could tear some countries apart.”