Northern Governors Call for Major Regulation of Social Media

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Northern Governors under the umbrella of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) have called for the major regulation of social media.

According to the communiqué issued after their meeting in Kaduna on Monday, “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.

The governors also jointly opined that Nigeria’s unity was non- negotiable.

The communiqué also condemned the #EndSARS protest, saying its primary objective was to bring about a change in government.

The communiqué read:

“Meeting raises attention on the need to keep a strict watch on the Federal Capital Territory to guide against unwarranted and destructive 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 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 $EndSARS protest. 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 endorsed the indivisibility, indissolubility, and oneness of the nation.”