The Nigerian government through the minister of information has said Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social medias which are used in Nigeria must register in the country.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said this while speaking to State House Correspondents on Wednesday.
Minister of Information said that Twitter, which was recently suspended by the federal government, has reached out to him for a “high-level” discussion.
The Minister also said that Twitter was suspended because it was now used to threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria.
Mohammed made claims that Jack Dorsey the CEO of Twitter, assisted in the funding of last year’s #EndSARS protest and is also allowing the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to use the medium to call for the killing of Nigerian security operatives.
He then made it clear that one of the conditions that must be met before the Nigerian government lifts the suspension on Twitter, is that the social media firm must be registered in Nigeria as a business concern.
He added that other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram must also be registered in the country.