America’s microblogging app Twitter has reached out to the Nigerian government for dialogue, according to the country’s minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
The minister stated this on Wednesday at the State House in Abuja, noting that the ban has been very effective following reports of Twitter’s huge financial losses.
Mr Mohammed told journalists at the State House that Twitter has been a platform of choice for separatists to thrive.
According to the minister, investigations had revealed that the Founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, was one of the funders of the #ENDSARS protest that rocked Nigeria in 2020.
He noted that Twitter will remain banned until it is duly registered, licensed, and operates within the country’s regulations.
During the briefing, Mr Mohammed said most social media platforms and over-the-top media service (OTT) who don’t have offices in the country had been defrauding Nigeria taxes due to the federal government.
He said the federal government has decided to ensure that these platforms be registered in the country and adverts have been published to this effect.
By Abel Ejikeme