Nigerian governors from the north calling for regulation of social media have been lambasted by a former senator.
Shehu Sani took to social media to mock the Northern Governors’ call for social media regulation as he described the move as an attempt to gag free speech.
Recall that on Monday, Governors of Northern states asked the Nigerian Government to regulate social media to curb the spread of ‘fake news.’
The governors at the meeting said the effect of uncontrolled social media was devastating.
This news, which has been described by many as an attempt to gag the free speech of Nigerians, has led to a lot of backlash for the governors on social media.
Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker wrote on his Twitter page:
“Northern Governors; Their Kinsmen are being slaughtered daily by Bandits & insurgents, their people are daily being Kidnapped & impoverished by ransom, their women raped & their villages are under siege. Their people live in Fear & Funerals. Yet, Social Media is their problem.”