Nigeria Government said Twitter has pledged to register and setup an office in Nigeria, obey Nigerian laws, respect Nigerian history and culture among others. Twitter is yet to issue any statement regarding these claims.
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) under President Muhammadu Buhari, has said Twitter agreed to fulfil some obligations to procure the approval for the lifting of the suspension of the Social blogging platform effective from 12am tonight, 13th January 2022.
Twitter is yet to issue any statement in response to Abuja claims.
However, Nigeria authorities said the following are the resolutions agreed with Twitter:
First; Twitter has committed to establishing a legal entity in Nigeria during the first quarter of 2022. The legal entity will register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). The establishment of the entity is Twitter’s first step in demonstrating its long-term commitment to Nigeria.
Second, Twitter has agreed to appoint a designated country representative to interface with Nigerian authorities. The Global Public Policy team is also directly available through a dedicated communication channel.
Third, Twitter has agreed to comply with applicable tax obligations on its operations under Nigerian law.
Fourth, Twitter has agreed to enrol Nigeria in its Partner Support and Law Enforcement Portals. The Partner Support Portal provides a direct channel for government officials and Twitter staff to manage prohibited content that violates Twitter community rules. At the same time, the Law Enforcement Portal provides a channel for the law enforcement agencies to submit a report with a legal justification where it suspects that content violates Nigerian Laws. Taken together, these represent a comprehensive compliance apparatus.
Fifth, Twitter has agreed to act with a respectful acknowledgement of Nigerian laws and the national culture and history on which such legislation has been built and work with the FGN and the broader industry to develop a Code of Conduct in line with global best practices, applicable in almost all developed countries.
We look forward to Twitter response to all these claims of which not one is met before the lifting of suspension .