The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has Issued a Code of Practice for Interactive Computer Service Platforms/Internet Intermediaries and Conditions for Operating in Nigeria
NITDA also outlined some of the conditions social media platforms operating in the country must abide by.
Some of the conditions contained in Code of Practice which was released on Monday, 13th June, 2022, include, having a country representative, registering with the Corporate Affairs Commission as a legal entity, complying with tax obligations, deleting information that violates Nigerian law and provide information on ‘harmful accounts, troll groups, disinformation networks’.
The Agency also directed Social Media Platforms to; “provide a dedicated channel that is available all the time where an authorised government agency can lodge or forward a request or complaint against contents that are unlawful or harmful”.
Some Nigerians expressed their displeasure with the conditions from the Code of Practice by the Agency
Here are reactions from some Nigerians
Story: Asma’u Sani