Monitor social media post of notable Nigerians - Federal Government directed the Security Agencies

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The Federal government has directed security agencies to handle the proliferation of hate talk, particularly through social media...

The request was given at a security meeting The federal government has directed security agencies to tackle the propagation of hate speech, especially through social media
The order was given at a security meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence, had described the trend of hate speech on social media as worrisome.
“Relevant security agencies should as a matter of urgency tackle the propagation of hate speeches through the social media, particularly by some notable Nigerians,” Ali said.
The development comes one year after Lai Mohammed, minister of information, vowed that the current administration would not regulate social media.
“We have said it before and we want to re-state it: the federal government has no immediate or long-term plan to stifle press freedom. Even the social media, with its warts and all, will neither be regulated nor have its operations tampered with,” he had said in January 2017. Sign by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential manor in Abuja. 
Mansur Dan Ali, Minister of defence, had portrayed the pattern of despising speech via social media as troubling. 
Relevant security organizations ought to as an issue of earnestness handles the spread of hate talks through the online media, especially by some prominent Nigerians," Ali said. 
The improvement comes one year after Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information promised that the present Administration would not regulate Social Media. 
"We have said it earlier and we need to re-state it: the government has no quick or long haul intend to smother squeeze opportunity. Indeed, even the Social Media, with its warts and all, will nor be managed or have its operations messed with," he had said in January 2017.

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