By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Senator representing Kaduna Central District in the Upper Chambers, Uba Sani, has said fake news has become a big problem in the country.
Even as he accused people of using the social media platforms to misinforming the general public, which has cause a great havoc to the unity of the country.
He was speaking at a Maiden Roundtable/Zonal Meeting organized by the Nigeria Union of Journalists North-West Zone in collaboration with Kaduna State Council at the weekend.
According to him, the gathering with a theme: “Fake News, Governance and Society” was timely because the major problem in the country today is the issue of fake news.
He disclosed that at the National Assembly (NASS) level, there are two bills before the House to checkmate the problem of fake news, as members believed it is very important.
“I have no doubt in my mind that events like this will certainly proffer solutions to this problems of fake news because the stakeholders are discussing it.
“It has created lots of problems in our society. I’m happy this event is held in Kaduna, and also that stakeholders came here with open minds.
“I have no doubt that at the end of the day they will come up with a position that will be beneficial to Nigerians,” he said.