No Plan To Ban Facebook – Lai Mohammed
The Federal Government has said it has no plan to ban or suspend the operations of social media giant, Facebook, unless it continues to promote the incisive activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known yesterday while addressing State House correspondents after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mohammed had met with representatives of Facebook on Tuesday and had expressed the country’s displeasure that the social media giant had continued to allow IPOB to use its platform as a medium for spreading its incendiary messages to its followers, which he said had led to deaths and destruction of property.
The Federal Government last year suspended the operations of another social media giant, Twitter, for seven months over a similar activity; a situation that was eventually resolved after the company agreed to a set of terms tabled before it by the government.
When he was asked whether the Federal Government was contemplating a ban on the operations of Facebook as it did to Twitter, Mohammed said there was no such plan yet, as the government had had a fruitful discussion with the company.