Why FG must monitor social media posts of prominent Nigerians – Defence minister


The federal government says it has become necessary for the security agencies to  monitor the activities of prominent Nigerians on social media.

Minister of Defence, Manir Dan-Ali, disclosed this on Thursday to State House correspondents after the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dan-Ali said the motive behind this was to clampdown on hate speech particularly by prominent Nigerians in a statement credited to him.

The statement reads, “The Honourable Minister expressed the need by the relevant security agencies to as a matter of urgency tackle the propagation of hate speeches especially through the social media particularly by some notable Nigerians.”


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