Social media giant Twitter has confirmed that it has contacted the Nigerian government, informing it of its willingness to meet following the suspension of its platform in the country.
The federal government suspended Twitter operations in Nigeria last Friday, saying the platform is being used to threaten the existence of businesses in the country.
Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed, who announced the suspension on Wednesday, told reporters that Twitter management was looking for a “high-level discussion” to resolve the issue that led to the suspension.
Confirming the minister’s comment, Twitter took to its platform on Friday, saying: “Today, it has been a week since Twitter was blocked in Nigeria.
“We have informed the Nigerian government that we are ready to meet for an open discussion to address mutual concerns and restore service.
“We continue to be the defenders of free and the #OpenInternet everywhere. #KeepitOn. “