Northern governors have called for the censorship of social media in the country. This was made known by Solomon Lalong, the Northern Governors’ Forum chairman, who stated that the use of social media threatened the peace of the country during the EndSARS protests.
Lalong, the governor of Plateau State, stated the governors’ disposition to the censorship of social media. He stated: ‘The meeting rejects and condemns the subversive actions of the #EndSARS protest. 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.’
The governors further stated that the country’s unity was paramount and vowed to contend with anything that would bring about an undemocratic change in this.
Read Also: Is Social Media the New Government?
The Forum also demanded that the government kept a ‘strict watch on the Federal Capital Territory to guide against unwarranted and destructive protests to safeguard critical assets of the Nation.’
The meeting further commended the National Assembly and the President’s effort in handling the issues of the EndSARS protest in the country. The need to support the Nigerian Police Force was also addressed.