Twitter Public Policy team on Saturday said it had commenced the process to restore access to its platform for Nigerians who rely on it to communicate and connect with the world.
The latest development came less than 24 hours after the President Muhammadu Buhari administration announced an indefinite suspension of the social network giant across the country, citing abuse and insecurity.
Nigerians woke to the realization that telecom firms in the country have complied with the federal government’s order to block Nigerians access to the social platform on Saturday 5th June, 2021.
The action has however, faced criticism and has been widely condemned by many international observers who described the move as illegal and undemocratic.
In its reaction, the Twitter Public Policy department said “We are deeply concerned by the blocking of Twitter in Nigeria. Access to the free and #OpenInternet is an essential human right in modern society.”
“We will work to restore access for all those in Nigeria who rely on Twitter to communicate and connect with the world.”
Following the block of access by telecom firms in the country, many Nigerians have switched over to Virtual Private Network (VPN) which automatically bypasses the restriction and restores access for users. The Daily Vendor however reports that millions of citizens are still unaware of the option and are still cut out of the platform.