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I’m in full support of social media regulation, Uzodinma declares

The Executive Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma on Thursday declared that he is in total support for the move to regulate social media.

The planned regulation of social media has been kicked against by many Nigerians, describing it as a breach of their rights to expression.

Recall that a social media regulation bill has been sponsored before the National Assembly and it has scaled scaled second reading at the senate.

The Imo state governor while receiving the inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu in Owerri, the capital of Imo state on Thursday said he is strongly in support of the move.

The governor expressed worry that social media is “being used to cause trouble in the country”.

“I am strongly advocating that social media should be regulated in Nigeria,” he said.

“Opposition party incited hoodlums to cause trouble in Imo, because the real protesters went off the street after my address and assurances to them.”

Speaking on the development, Adamu said social media was the greatest weapon used to escalate the #EndSARS protest across Nigeria.

He advised Nigerians not to allow the country to pass through the experience it had during the protest in future.

“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,” Adamu said.

“I came specifically to visit vandalised property and to see the level of damage done to police facilities in Imo.’’

Adamu said he would also address key police officers to encourage and boost their morale which he said was low due to the protest.

He said he would strengthen community policing and partner with relevant parties in achieving the aim.

Adamu added that the visit was aimed at ascertaining the level of damage done to both public and private facilities during the peaceful EndSARS protest hijacked by hoodlums to loot and cause civil unrest in the society.

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