FG Condemned Unregulated Use Of Social Media
Federal Government of Nigeria has criticized the unregulated use of Social Media in Nigeria On Monday, the Federal Government condemned the unchecked use of social media and other digital platforms throughout the world through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. The minister made a point of emphasising the need for people to be adequately prepared with the necessary knowledge to manage the information at their disposal during the welcome session of the global media and information literacy week organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The theme of this year’s Global MIL Week, “Nurturing Trust: A Media and Information Literacy Imperative,” according to Mohammed, “is not only appropriate but also timely as our world and its leaders struggle to distinguish between what is true and what is false in light of the use of media and information.” “As I reflect on the current state of our world and the enormous challenges it faces, particularly with regard to the unrestricted use of social media and other digital platforms, I see the urgent need for every person to be given the skills necessary to critically evaluate and use the information at their disposal.” Mohammed continued, “I am optimistic that contributions and questions will all be directed toward establishing links to fostering trust among our societies and individuals through the use of media and information literacy, starting from the parallel sessions that begin immediately to the final plenary session on Friday morning. I once again extend a hearty greeting to you in Nigeria as I implore you all to pay close attention, aware that the world is watching the conclusion of this worldwide MIL week. I urge everyone to explore Abuja and have a good time while there.