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For Facebook, Twitter, Others To Remain In Nigeria, They’ll Be Treated Same – Lai

Alhaji Lai Muhammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has made it clear that for Facebook, Instagram and other social media to remain in business in Nigeria, they will be made to face the same conditions that will eventually be handed out to the suspended Twitter for it to return to business.

The Minister, who spoke today, October 18 in an interview with TVC, said that the engagements with Twitter had been positive and fruitful.

“All I can say is that the recommendations we are going to make will not only be applicable to Twitter but they will be applicable to all OTTs and other social media platforms in Nigeria.

“Today, we are dealing with Twitter, we don’t want a situation where we will be dealing with Facebook tomorrow and Instagram the next day. Our recommendations will be very comprehensive.”

When asked about the likely date the Twitter ban will be lifted, the minister said: “last night, the ministerial team met under my chairmanship and we reviewed the position of things.

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“I want everyone to wait for the committee to officially give its reports to the president but things are looking very positive and rosy.”

 

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