NORTHERN GOVERNORS ASK GOVERNMENT TO CENSOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Governors of the Northern States have asked the Nigerian Government to censor social media to curb the spread of ‘fake news’.
The Governors said the social media have “devastating” effects after their meeting on Monday, November 2.
Eons Intelligence earlier reported a meeting held in Kaduna State hosted by Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
The meeting had Senate President Ahmad Lawal, IGP Mohammed Adamu, all Northern States Governors and other top traditional and Government leaders in attendance.
The Northern Governors frowned at the recent attacks on persons and properties by hoodlums.
They also condemned the #EndSARS protest, which they claimed was meant to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
Part of the communique issued after the meeting read: “The meeting took note of the devastating effect of the uncontrolled social media in spreading fake news. Therefore, calls for major control mechanism and censorship of the social media practice in Nigeria.
“Meeting raises attention on the need to keep strict watch on the Federal Capital Territory to guide against unwarranted and destructives protests to safeguard critical assets of the Nation.
“Meeting commends the national Assembly and the Presidency in being proactive in addressing the issues of Endsars protests across the country.
“The meeting resolves to support the Nigerian Police Force to serve the country better and calls for the strengthening of trust between the people and the Police.
“The meeting expressed concern over the low level involvement of relevant of stakeholders in the implementation programmes of Government and calls on the relevant Agencies to review implementation strategies to make for maximum impact and benefits.
“The meeting rejects and condemns the subversive actions of the #EndSARSprotest. The superlative agitations and other change-regime actions outside the ballot Box soon take advantage of the peaceful protests to push for their separative agenda. The meeting endorse the indivisibility, indissolubility and oneness of the Nation.”