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Ebuka, Frank Edoho React To Lifting Of Ban On Twitter Operations

Frank Donga and Ebuka have reacted to the federal government suspension of the Twitter ban.

Recall that Naija News earlier reported that the federal government and Twitter had reached an agreement which consequently led to the suspension of the ban.

The president’s directive was made public in a statement on Wednesday by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi.

According to the statement, the lifting of the suspension on Twitter operations in Nigeria will be effective from 12 am, 13th January 2022.

Abdullahi explained that the approval was granted after a memo written to the President by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami.

He said: “The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) directs me to inform the public that President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12am tonight, 13th January 2022.

“The approval was given following a memo written to the President by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim.

“In the Memo, the Minister updated and requested the President’s approval for the lifting based on the Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement’s recommendation.”

Reacting to the development, Ebuka said that the ban was lifted because of the election that is around the corner, while Frank Donga on his part asked Nigerians to be wary of election motivated sycophancy starved tweets.

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