Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed announced that the National Communications Commission has instructed to begin the process of licensing all social media operations that wish to operate in the country.
Mohammed said Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms must be registered in the country.
Twitter ban in Nigeria
Nigerian President Mohammad Buhari, in his Twitter account on June 1, on the young rebels who attacked the public buildings in the southeast of the country, reminded the civil war that killed 1 million people in the country between 1967-1970 and said, “We, who fought in the field for 30 months, will treat them in the language they understand. ‘ he used the words.
Twitter suspended the account by deleting this post of Buhari. Upon this incident, the Nigerian government announced on June 4 that Twitter had suspended its activities in the country until further notice, and those who violated this ban were prosecuted.
Following the Nigerian government’s decision, in a joint statement made by the ambassadors of the European Union, England and the USA in Abuja, it was stated that the suspension of Twitter’s activities was a “violation of freedom of expression”.