Northern Governors call for Social Media censorship

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Governors in the northern part of Nigeria request for the censorship of social media in the country as a result of its influence during the #EndSARS protest.

The Northern Governors’ Forum chairman Solomon Lalong said the unity of the country was threatened by the use of social media during the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that the #EndSARS protest emanated from social media (Twitter) before becoming a physical protest.

After a meeting on Monday evening, Lalong who is the governor of Plateau State announced the stand of the governors in a communiqué.

He said “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 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.”

The Forum urged that there be a “strict watch on the Federal Capital Territory to guide against unwarranted and destructive protests to safeguard critical assets of the Nation,” by the government

“(The) Meeting commends the National Assembly and the Presidency in being proactive in addressing the issues of Endsars protests across the country,” Lalong said.

“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.”

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