The move by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to regulate social media got a boost yesterday as governors and other leaders from Northern Nigeria declared support for it.
The administration has made regulating social media its priority, blaming the social media for the spread of fake news which it says can destroy the country if left unchecked.
The Northern Governors Forum in a meeting on Monday expressed support for the government’s move which it said was to check the spread of fake news in the country.
The meeting held at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, had in attendance chairmen of traditional councils of the 19 northern states and other key stakeholders in the region.
The forum expressed its support in a communique issued by its Chairman and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong.