By Emeka Okafor
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday announced the composition of a Federal Government team to dialogue with Twitter over the suspension of the operation of the microblogging site in Nigeria.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who will chair the team, announced the President’s approval on Tuesday in a statement.
According to it, some key senior lawyers in the Buhari’s cabinet including the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN); Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, are part of the team.
Also on the Federal Government team are the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and other heads of government agencies.
The composition of the dialogue team followed the letter written by Twitter to President Buhari seeking for a dialogue with the Nigerian government towards resolving the impasse.
Buhari’s government announced the suspension of Twitter after the microblogging site deleted the President post on the Nigerian civil for violating its rules.
The government said Twitter’s indefinite suspension was due to its activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence.