Twitter has reacted to the Nigerian government’s decision to lift the restrictions placed on it since June.
“We are pleased that Twitter has been restored for everyone in Nigeria. Our mission in Nigeria and around the world is to serve the public conversation,” Twitter’s Public Policy team said in a tweet on Thursday.
The social media company added: “We are deeply committed to Nigeria, where Twitter is used by people for commerce, cultural engagement, and civic participation.”
The tech giant was accessible in Nigeria on Thursday after the government lifted the seven-month ban.
“President Muhammadu Buhari . . . has approved the lifting of the suspension of Twitter operation in Nigeria effective from 12 a.m. tonight,” the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said in a statement on Wednesday.