The Federal Government has revealed that the ban on micro blogging site, Twitter will be lifted soon.
Twitter has been banned for over 100 days in Nigeria.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed told reporters at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
“The end for amicable resolution is very much in sight. We appreciate the patience of Nigerians. I want to assure you that we have made very tremendous progress. We have met with Twitter both physically and in writing. We are almost there.
“The engagement has been extremely positive without any acrimony. We have made it clear what we want from Twitter.”
He said, “Thank you very much. I think even Twitter itself two days ago gave what I will call a progress report on our talks with them. And I think if I want to quote them rightly, it has been productive and quite respectful.
“And as to how soon is soon, right? I want to assure you that between the time that Twitter operation has been suspended, and when it will be restored is by far, much, much shorter. That I can assure you that it is by far. In other words, if the operation has been suspended for about 100 days now, I can tell you that we’re just actually talking about a few, just a few more days now.
“What we’re trying to do is the changes that have been going on, but we need to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. I can assure you that we’re mindful of the anxiety of Nigerians and both parties are working very hard to put a closure on the matter.
“And like Twitter itself said, the changes have been very, very productive on both parties.”
Lai Mohammed concluded by confirming that the ban will be lifted very soon.
“Honestly, I can’t be more specific than what I’ve told you that it is going to be very soon. Thank you.”