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We’re pleased to be back,  Twitter tells Nigerians

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AMERICAN microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, says it is delighted to be back in Nigeria.

The Federal Government had last night announced that Twitter’s operation will be restored after over seven months ban.

According to Chairman Technical Committee, Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the social media company had met all of its conditions.

“Twitter has committed to establishing a legal entity in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2022. The legal entity will register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). The establishment of the entity is Twitter’s first step in demonstrating its long-term commitment to Nigeria,” he said.

“Twitter has agreed to appoint a designated country representative to interface with Nigerian authorities. The Global Public Policy team is also directly available through a dedicated communication channel.

“Twitter has agreed to comply with applicable tax obligations on its operations under Nigerian law”.

In reaction to the development this morning, Twitter said it is deeply committed to Nigeria where the platform is used for commerce, cultural engagement and civil participation.

“We are pleased that Twitter has been restored for everyone in Nigeria. Our mission in Nigeria & around the world, is to serve the public conversation,” the American company wrote.

“We are deeply committed to Nigeria, where Twitter is used by people for commerce, cultural engagement, and civic participation”.

The microblogging platform, however, gave no further details on the agreement reached with the Nigerian government.

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