The Nigeria Government has hinted on lifting the ban on twitter after a series of meetings and agreements with the company.
Minister of Communications, Lai Mohammed, while speaking to the press at the Federal Executive Committee meeting held on Wednesday, said that most of the conditions given to twitter have been accepted by the company.
Most importantly, the company has agreed to open an office in the country. Though there is still an ongoing deliberation on when that will be, twitter said the earliest it can make that happen will be in 2022.
It’s been a little over two months since the Nigerian government banned twitter over the “inappropriate presidential tweet” (according to twitter’s guide book) that was taken down by the social media company.
The event happened couples of months after the social media CEO, Jack Dorsey, threw his weight behind the #EndSARS protest, and also weeks after the company announced it’s opening a shop in a neighboring country, Ghana.
This is good news for millions of twitter users in the country who now rely on VPN to access the platform; both lifting of the ban and the prospect of having a Twitter office in the country.
Will this disrupt Twitter’s operation plan for Africa?