By Emmanuel Elebeke

FG sets up team to engage with Twitter over suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal
Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of
the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in
Nigeria.

The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will
chair the team.

The Federal Government’s team also comprises the Attorney General of
the Federation and Minister of Justice, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Works and Housing, Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies.

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According to the statement, “following the indefinite suspension of its operations in Nigeria, for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate
existence, Twitter wrote to President Buhari seeking to engage with
the Federal Government over the suspension, with a view to charting a
path forward.”

Vanguard News Nigeria

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