Twitter reaches out, commits to restoration plan in Nigeria

Embattled microblogging platform, Twitter, has reached out to and assured Nigerians that it has not stopped engaging with the government on ways to resolve its ban in the country.

The ban entered 100 days, yesterday, with the economy loosing as much as N246 billion.

A 58-word chat sent to The Guardian, yesterday, attributed to Twitter spokesperson, reads: “We continue to engage with the Nigerian government to discuss why Twitter has been blocked and ways to resolve the matter. We are committed to charting a path forward to the restoration of Twitter for everyone in Nigeria. Discussions with the Nigerian government have been respectful and productive. We look forward to seeing the service restored very soon.”

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“At a press conference they hosted on Monday, social enterprise groups (Enough Is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Paradigm Initiative (PIN), Media Rights Agenda (MRA), and Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project) said the impact of the ban on the Nigeria economy has been phenomenal. They lamented that many advertisers and Twitter-based businesses are out of operations as a result of the embargo.”

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