Northern Governors in Nigeria under the alliance of the Nigerian Northern Governors’ Forum, have called for the censorship of the social media.
The Governors remarked that social media have “devastating” effects after their meeting on Monday.
The condemned the #EndSARS protests which they claimed was meant to remove the President Muhammadu Buhari from office.
They also vowed to keep Nigeria one, declaring that the unity of the country was non-negotiable.
Part of the communique issued after the meeting 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 destructive 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 resolves to support the Nigerian Police Force to serve the country better and calls for the strengthening of trust between the people and the Police.
“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 endorses the indivisibility, indissolubility and oneness of the Nation.”