The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a clampdown on Social Media, directing the nation’s security agencies to tackle those propagating hate speech in social media.
The order was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali after a meeting of National Security Council presided over by Pressident Buhari.
He said special attention should be given to notable Nigerians while tackling the menace.
According to a statement made available to journalists, Dan-Ali gave the directive at a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
“The Honourable Minister expressed the need by the relevant security agencies to, as a matter of urgency, tackle the propagation of hate speech especially through the social media particularly by some notable Nigerians,” the statement read.