Governors and monarchs within the South-West area have thrown their weight behind plans by the Federal authorities to control social media within the nation.
The governors and monarchs had a gathering in Lagos state on Sunday, November 8, with a Presidential delegation, following the disaster that engulfed many states within the area within the wake of the EndSARS protest.
After the assembly, the governors and monarchs launched a communique lamenting in regards to the destructive impact of faux information peddled on social media throughout the current EndSARS protests and the following violence.
“We recognise the damaging and destructive impression of faux/false information and fear about its damaging and harmful efficiency of faux information. We name on the federal authorities to make use of the instrumentality of present legal guidelines and people laws bench-marked from different international locations to supply safeguards towards the unfold of faux information. 2015 Cyber Act can even be absolutely used.
Federal Authorities ought to be sure that expertise is used successfully for the development of the Nigerian Safety and never its destruction by working with the expertise cum social media platforms like Fb, Twitter, Instagram and many others. The regime of checks and gatekeeping must be absolutely employed.” the communique learn partly
Current on the assembly have been Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State.
Monarchs within the area who attended the assembly have been the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Adebanji Alabi, amongst others, have been additionally current on the assembly.
The Chief of Workers to the President, Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Data and Tradition, Lai Mohammed; the Inspector Basic of Police, Muhammed Adamu, and ministers from the area additionally attended the assembly.
Many Nigerians have kicked towards the deliberate regulation of social media, describing it as a breach of their rights to expression. A invoice on the regulation is earlier than the nationwide meeting and has scaled second studying on the senate.