Recently, the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed called for the regulation of social media in the country.
The minister made this statement after he appeared before the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics, and Values on October 27th.
Lai Mohammed noted that the next fight to focus on in the country is the regulation of social media before “it destroys us.”
“We said, then, that the next war will be fought without a shot being fired, but with the use of fake news. We launched the campaign to regulate social media, which was bitterly contested by the stakeholders. We kept saying that if we don’t regulate social media, it will destroy us.”
Reacting to this, Nigerians took to their social media platform to mock the minister.
See reactions below;