Governors of northern states have called for the censorship of social media to avoid the spread of fake news.
They made the call in Kaduna at the Northern Governors’ Forum meeting on Monday.
Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, said the meeting took note of the devastating effect of the uncontrolled social media in spreading fake news, and called for major control mechanism and censorship of the social media practice in Nigeria by Government.
Governor Lalong said they condemned the subversive actions of some #EndSARS protesters, saying some people took advantage of the peaceful protest to push their separative agenda.
The Governors also asked security agencies to keep strict watch on the Federal Capital Territory to guide against unwarranted and destructives protests and to safeguard critical assets of the nation.
The meeting was attended by Ministers, leaders of the National Assembly and traditional rulers.