25 Jul 2017

Nigerian Government Wants To Control How We Use Social Media

In other news, the Nigerian Government wants to control how we use social media. Yes, you heard that right.

The National Council on Information (NCI) has set up of a Council to regulate the use of social media in Nigeria”.

This was contained in a communique issued at the end of Extraordinary Meeting of NCI on Hate Speeches, Fake News and National Unity held on Friday in Jos.

The Council headed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said that Social media has no address and immediate killing posts on social media that could be hate speeches or fake news.

In preparation for the 2019 elections, NCI believes that social media will play a vital role as Nigerians have come to rely on social media as a tool to drive accountability.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, also expressed his displeasure over the hate spewed on radio stations in the country.

The NCI is the highest policy making body for information articulation and delivery in the country.