By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Northern State Governors Forum and Emirs in the region have called for major control mechanism and censorship of the social media practice in Nigeria.
The Forum rising from its meeting
in Kaduna on Monday, November 2, 2020 frowned at what it called devastating effect of uncontrolled social media in spreading fake news, and therefore, called for control and censorship of the practice in the country.
Part of the resolutions reached at the end of the expanded meeting of the forum was a call for collective effort in addressing the lingering challenges of the North such as the Almajiri system, insecurity, illiteracy, poverty, among others.
The meeting also noted and appreciated the far reaching efforts of the Forum in taking proactive measures to address the Endsars protest in the country and the North in particular.
Equally the Forum noted with satisfaction the actions taken by the Governors to revive the economic fortunes of the region
particularly during the post Covid-19 period.
The meeting was attended by His Excellency, the Senate President if the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Honourable Deputy Speaker and other members of the National Assembly, the Chief of Staff to the President, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, the Minister of Information and Culture.
Other dignitaries include; the Inspector General of Police, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Chairmen of the Northern States Traditional Rulers Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto amongst others.