Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed has insisted the federal government will not rest until social media platforms are regulated in the country.
Mohammed stated this in an interview with NAN in Washington, United States, on Wednesday.
The Minister also dubunked an online media report accusing him of sneaking out of Nigeria to meet with Twitter executives, saying he hasn’t met with Twitter.
“Can a minister sneak out of Nigeria without people knowing? When you say I sneaked out of Nigeria, are you saying I went to board at a terminal where nobody is, or I travelled to the Republic of Benin to fly out of the country?”
“I was at an international airport, where I presented myself openly and I was checked in at the counter like every other traveller of the airline. I boarded and passed through the checks by the immigration service and customs.
“How can you come and say I sneaked out of the country? You and I have been here, have I met with any Twitter official?
“When you talk about fake news and its dangers, we need to take it seriously, and I am happy that the entire world is now seeing what we saw more than two years ago. I can assure you that we will not rest until we regulate the social media. Otherwise, nobody will survive it.”
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