Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Attorney General/Justice Minister has stated that the decision to suspend the operation of Twitter in the country was reached to protect national interest.
The AGF who played host to High Commissioner of the Great Britain, Ms. Catriona Laing, in his office in Abuja on Thursday July 1, stated that the nation’s interest is paramount above other considerations and any company operating in Nigeria must understand and respect this.
The AGF also discussed bilateral issues on Asset Recovery, Anti-corruption crusade, amendment of the Electoral Act, the Audit Bill, Petroleum Industry Bill, Twitter ban and counter-terrorism.
Malami was quoted saying;
“If you want operate as a business entity in Nigeria, you must do so within the context of Nigerian laws. Nothing offensive or that breaches the Nigerian laws should be entertained.”
The AGF said the Federal Government had established a committee on Twitter ban after the company approached the government on the issue.
The minister also said that necessary steps were being taken to ensure that pending Bills including the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), were transmitted to the President for accent.
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