The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has expressed that he is in full support of the Federal government’s plane to regulate social media platforms.
He made this known when the Inspector General of Police visited Owerri today, Hope made it clear that socal media has caused alot of problems in the country.
“I am strongly advocating that social media should be regulated in Nigeria. Opposition party incited hoodlums to cause trouble in Imo, because the real protesters went off the street after my address and assurances to them.” Hope said.
Adding to what the governor said, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Adamu Mohammed said that the social media was the weapon that was used to push the protest in the country he also said that the officers were acting professional during the protest.
“I can tell you that our men acted professionally during the protest, they had their guns, they were being killed, yet they respected human dignity. I came specifically to visit the vandalized property and to see the level of damage done to police facilities in Imo.’’ Adamu said
Many Nigerians have kicked against the planned regulation of social media, describing it as a breach of their rights to expression. A bill on the regulation is before the national assembly and has scaled second reading at the senate.