The Northern Governors’ Forum on Monday should their backing of the ongoing efforts to regulate the social media in order to check the spread of fake news in the country.
The governors, who showed their support at the end of their meeting in Kaduna, said the social media had “devastating” effects on the country.
The meeting rejected and condemned the subversive acțions of some #EndSARS protesters and endorsed “the indivisibility, indissolubility and oneness of the nation.”
The governors also declared that Nigeria’s unity was non- negotiable.
The communiqué read: “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.
“Meeting raises attention on the need to keep a strict watch on the Federal Capital Territory to guide against unwarranted and destructive protests to safeguard critical assets of the nation.
“Meeting commends the National Assembly and the Presidency in being proactive in addressing the issues of #EndSARS protests across the country.
“The meeting resolves to support the Nigerian Police Force to serve the country better and calls for the strengthening of trust between the people and the police.
“The meeting expressed concern over the low-level involvement of relevant stakeholders in the implementation programmes of government and calls on the relevant agencies to review implementation strategies to make for maximum impact and benefits.
“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 endorsed the indivisibility, indissolubility, and oneness of the nation.”