No plan to ban Facebook – FG

The Federal Government says it has no plan to ban or suspend the operations of Facebook unless it continues to promote the incisive activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, made this known yesterday while addressing State House correspondents after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recall that Mohammed had met with representatives of Facebook on Tuesday and had expressed the country’s displeasure with the social media giant.

According to the federal government, Facebook 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.

When he was asked whether the Federal Government was contemplating a ban on the operations of Facebook as it did on Twitter, Mohammed said there was no such plan yet, as the government had had a fruitful discussion with the company.

“I had a very fruitful meeting with Facebook yesterday (Tuesday). At that meeting, we expressed our displeasure that Facebook was becoming a power of choice for those who stay outside Nigeria, in particular, to incite violence, killings, burning of government property, killing of soldiers and policemen, and that they should do more than what they are doing now in looking at the unwholesome contents which are being used on their platforms.”



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