Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, says Nigeria is better off with all its conditions agreed by microblogging platform, Twitter.
He stated this in his first tweet today, after Federal Government, lifted the suspension on Twitter.
Consequently, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who had accused Twitter of double standards, announced the suspension of the microblogging site on June 4th, 2021, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.
According to the NetBlocks Cost of Shutdown Tool, Nigeria’s economy lost 104.02 million naira every hour to the ban on Twitter as of December 2021.
But in a press statement signed by the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, Kashifu Abdullahi, the Federal Government lifted the suspension on Twitter.