Lai Mohammed has noted that Twitter is agreeing to some of their terms and they are close enough to lifting the ban.
According to the Minister of Information, Twitter has accepted seven out of 10 demands. This disclosure was made during his ongoing engagement with global media outlets, think-tanks and influencers.
“We believe that even the other three outstanding demands, are not really about whether they agreed or not but about timing and scheduling.
“That is what gave me the confidence that we are getting nearer to an agreement.
“As recently as last week, we exchanged correspondence with Twitter, and when I left home a few days ago; we are expecting a reply from them.
“It is left with Twitter to respond to grey areas that we asked them to look into.
“We are not inflexible in our negotiation with Twitter because we recognise both the positive and negative aspects of the social media.”
He also indicated that when Twitter resumes operations in the country, it would not be business as usual, and that the government’s Twitter ban has been effective because less dangerous content has been seen on social media.
Other social media platforms have been more conscious and alert to injurious contents likely to threaten national security, according to Mohammed, who listed registering as a Nigerian company, paying taxes from revenue generated in the country, and ensuring that harmful contents are regulated as some of their expectations to Twitter.