Northern Governors under the umbrella of the Nigerian Northern Governors’ Forum, after its meeting on Monday in Kaduna have called for the regulation , total censorship of the social media.
The forum vowed to keep Nigeria one, stating that social media has a devastating effects and needs to be regulated.
On the #EndSARS protests, the governors condemned the movement which they said was a ploy to unseat President buhari from office. They therefore declared that the unity of the country was non negotiable.
The communique issued after the meeting and signed by Simon Lalong, Chairman, Northern States Governors’ Forum, read, “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.
“Meeting raises attention on the need to keep strict watch on the Federal Capital Territory to guide against unwarranted and destructives 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 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.
“The meeting rejects and condemns the subversive actions of the $EndSARSprotest. 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 endorse the indivisibility, indissolubility and oneness of the Nation.”
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