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WAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA: All Is Now Set For Us To Control News In Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

SAHARANEWS – Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture on Tuesday said the Federal Government is working on how to sanitise the Nigerian social media space which it said was currently out of control.

Speaking in a press conference in Abuja, Mohammed said no responsible government would sit back and allow such activities capable of setting the country on fire to continue unchecked.

“It has reached a level that the government may just no longer fold its arms and allow this to continue,” he said.

The minister further said no amount of attacks or criticism would stop the government from implementing the tougher sanctions for broadcast stations who breach the nation’s broadcast code especially as it concerns the dissemination of fake news as well as inciteful and divisive comments which were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari recently.

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He assured stakeholders that responsible journalists have nothing to fear as the government’s intention is not to gag the media but to restore sanity to the nation’s airwave.

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