The Federal Government has said the suspension of Twitter has not been lifted because the company has met 10 out of the 12 conditions given it.
The government however raised the hope of Nigerians that it is a matter of time before all issues with Twitter are resolved.
But it clarified that the suspension of Twitter had nothing to do with issues bordering on President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the clarifications while responding to a question from a participant at Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris.
Most investors at the forum were eager about the circumstances behind the suspension of Twitter.
Mohammed, who spoke in fluent French, caught the audience unawares.
The lady participant, who asked the question was perplexed and caught off guard by the Minister’s mastery of French.
But Mohammed took time to explain why the suspension of Twitter was not yet lifted.
”I want to categorically say that Twitter was not banned by Nigera, it was only suspended. So, Twitter was never banned, it was suspended.
” Also, the suspension has nothing to do with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The correspondences between us and Twitter have reached advanced stage. I want to say that the correspondences and the exchanges have been fruitful.
“But we have a few more issues to resolve. Out of about 12 conditions, Twitter has been able to meet 10.
“Very soon, all issues will be resolved in a way that it will be good for both our country and Twitter.”