Nigerian federal government swears to control social networks

The Federal Government has stated it would not rest till social networks is controlled, keeping in mind that no one will make it through otherwise.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, sounded the note of caution in an interview with newsmen in Washington, United States of America, U.S.A., on Wednesday.

At the interview, he likewise rejected reports that he “sneaked out of Nigeria to meet with Twitter executives” in the United States, explaining like phony news.

Recall that the Federal Government suspended the microblogging and social networking platform, Twitter.

Denying the reports of a private conference with Twitter executives on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed stated his main see to the U.S. had absolutely nothing to do with the microblogging and social networking platform.

Mohammed stated he remained in the U.S. to consult with worldwide media organisations and think-tanks on the accomplishments of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and efforts made up until now in dealing with revolt, banditry and all kinds of criminality.

His words: “When you discuss phony news and its risk, we require to take it seriously and I more than happy that the whole world is now seeing what we saw more than 2 years back.

“I can assure you that we will not rest until we regulate the social media, otherwise, nobody will survive it,” he stated.

The minister restated the position that the Federal Government suspended Twitter operation in the nation not since it erased the tweet by the President as being propagated in some area of the media.

He stated the operation of the microblogging medium was suspended since of its relentless usage of its platform for activities that can weakening Nigeria’s business presence.

He likewise highlighted the requirement for the organisation to sign up as a service entity and get licence from the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to perform its activities.

Mohammed stated the engagement in between Twitter and the Federal Government on how to fix the concern of the restriction had actually reached an innovative phase.

Credit: Vanguard Nigeria

Nigerian federal government swears to control social networks.