Governors of northern states in Nigeria, have called for the censorship of social media to “avoid the spread of fake news”.
This was contained in a communique issued in Kaduna on Monday, at the end of their meeting with traditional rulers and other political office holders from the region.
The Governor of Plateau state and Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong, reading the communique, said the meeting was in view of recent security challenges which enveloped the country.
“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,” the communiqué said.