ATCON seeks speedy resolution of suspension of Twitter services in Nigeria

*The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria says it is pertinent that the issue between the Federal Government and the global tech giant is resolved soon in the interest of all the stakeholders in the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of its effort at resolving the current sanction prohibiting the services of Twitter, a leading microblogging and social networking platform in the country, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has disclosed it is working closely with relevant stakeholders towards ensuring a speedy resolution of the current suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria.

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the country’s foremost telecom sector regulator, had issued a directive to the service providers to deny access to Twitter services in the country.

Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, President of ATCON, in a statement he signed Saturday, June 5, 2021, said the Association and its member companies understand the position of the Federal Government of Nigeria in regard to the adduced reasons for the directive to shut out the global tech giant from their networks, and subsequent compliance with same.

However, the statement noted that the Association said it pertinent that the issue is resolved soon in the interest of all the stakeholders in the telecom ecosystem.

Nnamani also emphasised that the Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms of which Twitter is one is an integral part of the digital economy that the Federal Government is promoting in the country.

So, when an unfortunate disagreement arises with respect of the user policies, it is good it is resolved in a timely manner, the statement added.

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