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Twitter Ban: Buhari raises ministerial panel to meet Jack, other company executives

Twitter wrote to President Buhari seeking to engage with the federal government over the suspension, with a view to charting a path forward.

• June 22, 2021
Buhari, Pantami, and Jack Dorsey
President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Pantami, and Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

President Muhammadu Buhari has made a move to dialogue with Twitter over the suspension of the microblogging platform after weeks of stand-off. 

Pantami, Lai Mohammed, Malami, others to meet Twitter on behalf of FG

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

Abuja

22 June 2021

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