Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that social media regulation is needed in Nigeria.
This was as he acknowledged the suspicion citizens have when talks of social media regulation is placed on the table.
Fayose said this days after the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, said social emdia regulation is needed in Nigeria.
The former governor shared on X, “The truth we must all face is that we can’t keep operating an unregulated Social Media. Usage must be regulated in line with law for both platform owners and users.
“Social Media has become very important to our existence no doubt, but there must be regulations guiding its usage.
The world over, Social Media is playing major roles in crime fighting and Nigeria is not an exception.
“However, good as the Social Media has become, the level of its abuse and use for misinformation is worrisome. No society or responsible government will fold its arms at these excesses. It is being done in other countries.
“Though it is normal for Nigerians to be suspicious of govt regulations, but users with good intentions has nothing to fear.”