Minister of Youth and Sports activities Growth, Sunday Dare, has admitted that the Federal Authorities had the choice of shutting down social media in the course of the #EndSARS protests, however determined to not.
Dare revealed this whereas talking on Channels Tv’s programme Dawn Every day on Monday.
In accordance with him, the federal government did that to permit freedom of expression.
The Minister identified that different international locations had taken sure measures to train some degree of restraint over Web utilization, however Nigeria has not carried out so.
Dare, nevertheless, famous that the Web and social media have great advantages however pretend information have to be curtailed.
“There have to be some degree of duty and a few degree of punishment to people who create chaos out of mischief in our nation.
“The truth that our youths used it to mobilise is commendable. However the discuss in regards to the regulation of the social media has been round for some time. We’ve seen different international locations taking sensible steps in that course, this nation has not carried out that.
“Even in the course of the #EndSARS protests, the nation had an choice (however) the nation by no means went for that ultimate choice.
“There was no time the our on-line world was shut down, folks had been nonetheless capable of join themselves by the assorted social media platforms. And that exhibits a authorities that’s dedicated to the rights of freedom and affiliation of each citizen of this nation,” he stated.