BREAKING! Northern Govs, Traditional Rulers Want Social Media Regulated

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    By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna


    The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and other key stakeholders have called for the regulation of Social Media in Nigeria, to halt the dangers of spreading of fake news.
    This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a one-day emergency meeting in Kaduna, with traditional rulers’ and other Political office holders from the region, which included the Senate President.
    Reading the communiqué, Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, and Plateau  State Governor, Rt. Honourable Simon Bako Lalong said the meeting was in view of recent security challenges which enveloped the country.

    “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 communiqué said.

    The meeting was attended by His Excellency, the Senate President, of the Federal Republic, the Honourable Deputy Speaker and other members of the National Assembly, the Chief of Staff to the President, the Minister ofFederal Capital Territory, the Minister of Information and Culture, the Inspector General of Police, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Chairmen of the Northern States Traditional Rulers Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto amongst others.

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