President Muhammadu Buhari has made a move to dialogue with Twitter Chief Executive, Jack Dorsey and other executives of the microblogging company over the suspension of the platform in Nigeria.

In a press release signed by Segun Adeyemi, Special Assistant to the President on Media and made available on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed will lead the panel in the dialogue with Twitter.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami among others are in the panel to meet Twitter on behalf of the federal government.


The Press Release

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 Honourable Minister of Justice, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment as well as other relevant government agencies.

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.

Segun Adeyemi

Special Assistant To The President (Media)

Office of the Minister of Information and Culture


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