The Northern States Governors Forum has come under heavy criticism from prominent Nigerians after they announced on Monday that the Federal Government should consider censoring social media.
The Forum noted that social media censorship was necessary if the country was to clamp down on fake news before it ruins her.
However, Nigerians like Aisha Yesufu criticised the NSGF, saying “Northern Governors should focus on the poverty, illiteracy, insecurity, kidnapping killings, street kids in the North.”
While a former Senator from Kaduna, Shehu Sani, on his part said, “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.”
On his part, Reno Omokri had this to say, “The real reason why Northern Governors are against Social Media is the same reason many of them were upset with Goodluck Jonathan. Because he built 165 almajiri schools. Social Media is opening the eyes of the almajiri, and once their eyes are open, their hold over them ends #EndSARS.”