Twitter has agreed to all FG’s conditions – Festus Keyamo discloses


The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, disclosed that Twitter, the social media platform banned by the Federal Government of Nigerian in June 2021, has agreed to conditions laid out by the government to lift the ban.

He said this during an interview with Channels Television on Sunday, November 28.

According to him, the committee set up by the Federal Government to review the operations of Twitter has made significant progress.

Keyamo, who is also a member of the committee, said: “The reason the president took that step is to recalibrate our relationship with Twitter and not to drive them away from our country.

“We also set up a technical committee to interface with Twitter and come up with a lot of conditions for them to fulfill for us to lift the suspension.

“It was Twitter that reached out to the Federal Government to say they want to know what and what they can do to straighten up the relationship with the Federal Government and so, we have gone far but I may not, at this forum, let out a lot but we gave them a lot of conditions and they have agreed to all the conditions.”

Meanwhile, the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has stepped down as head of the social media platform he co-founded a decade and a half ago.

Twitter announced this on Monday, November 29.

It was gathered that a board member and former Chief Technology Officer, Parag Agrawal, 45, who joined Twitter in 2011 and has been serving as the CTO since 2017, was appointed CEO, effective immediately, and Dorsey will remain a member of the board until his term expires at next year’s stockholders’ meeting.

In a statement released by Twitter, Dorsey said: “I’ve decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders.

“My trust in Parag as Twitter’s CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I’m deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It’s his time to lead.”