Keyamo says Nigeria better off after suspension of Twitter ban

Keyamo says Nigeria better off after suspension of Twitter ban

The Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, has stated that Nigeria is better off with all its conditions agreed by Twitter.

Keyamo made this assertion on Thursday, January 13, through his Twitter handle, after the Federal Government lifted the suspension on Twitter after over seven months.

“For those who prioritised politics over patriotism and exhibited disingenuous righteousness on Twitter suspension, they can now see that with all the FG conditions to which Twitter agreed, Nigeria is eventually better off for it. Congratulations Nigeria,” Keyamo wrote.

In a press statement on Wednesday signed by the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, Kashifu Abdullahi, the FG lifted the suspension on Twitter.

“The FGN has asked Twitter to fulfill some conditions before restoring its services. These conditions addressed legal registration of operations, taxation, and managing prohibited publication in line with Nigerian laws.

“Twitter has agreed to meet all the conditions set by the FGN. Consequently, the FGN and Twitter have decided on an execution timeline, which has started this week.

“Our engagement with Twitter opens a new chapter in global digital diplomacy; and sets a new operational template for Twitter to come back stronger; for the benefit of Nigerians,” the statement read in part.

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Meanwhile, the Amotekun Security Corps has vowed to continue to secure lives; as well as properties in the South-West region; even if the Federal Government refuses to assent to the creation of the State Police.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Amotekun Corps Commander in Ekiti State, Brig. Gen. Joe Komolafe (retd) on Wednesday, January 13, who said President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on state police would not deter the outfit from securing the state and beyond.

The commander, who spoke with Vanguard, said without the presence of state government police; the creation of Amotekun has filled the void with a reduction in crime rates.

Komolafe, however, said for security reasons, he would not disclose the strategies and plans to be used in securing the state.

He said: “Let me tell you that with or without state police; we have been securing the state, there is no doubt about this.

“We will continue to do this across the region; because our people must be able to go about their activities without any fear of being attacked.

“So, we are on the ground to ensure the security of lives and property and nothing can stop this.”

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