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FG Denies Giving Conditions To Lift Ban On Twitter

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The Federal Government says it has not given conditions for the ban on Twitter to be lifted contrary to earlier reports in the media.

The denial was contained  in a statement on Monday signed by the  spokesperson of the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs,  Ferdinand Nwonye.

The statement said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godffrey Onyeama was quoted out of context when he said “Twitter’s operations in Nigeria will be restored only if the platform can be used responsibly”.

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The statement said: “This statement by the Honourable Minister has been quoted out of context. Contrary to the publications, the Honourable Minister was speaking generally about the responsibilities that go with freedom of speech, stating that platforms that have the power to instantly disseminate information among billions of people have the added responsibility to exercise that power responsibly.

“The Ministry wishes to state categorically that the Honourable Minister did not give any conditions regarding lifting the Twitter suspension.”

 

 

 

 

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