ATCON seeks speedy resolution of FG/Twitter face-off

 From Cyriacus Nnaji, Lagos

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) says it is working closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure speedy resolution of the  suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria. 

This was made public in a press statement signed by Ikechukwu Nnamani, ATCON President and released by the Executive Secretary, Ajibola Olude.

Nnamani stated that while the Association and its member companies understand the position of the Federal Government, the reasons for the directive, and have complied with the directive, it is pertinent that the issue is resolved soon in the interest of all. He emphasized that the OTT platforms of which Twitter is one, is an integral part of the Digital Economy that the Federal Government is promoting so when an unfortunate disagreement arises with respect to the user policies, it is good it is resolved in a timely manner. 

Recall that the Federal Government of Nigeria suspended the services of Twitter in Nigeria following the deletion of “civil war tweet” by President Muhammad Buhari by the social media platform.

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