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We are coming for people promoting Hate Speeches on social media – NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that it was working with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) to curb hate speeches on social media.
Speaking in Calabar while opening a two day workshop on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Utilization and Sustainability for South-South zone on Wednesday, organized by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Engr. Umar Garba Danbatta, said that the commission is working on something.
Represented by the Head of Strategy and Corporate Performance of the Universal Service Provision Fund, Kelechi Nwankwo, Danbatta said NCC would ensure that the cyber space was sanitized in order not to endanger the peace of the country.
“There is a cyber crime law which is being operated between the NCC and the office of the national security adviser, which is being managed by the later.
 
“There are several things people want but if they are not in the law or in the Act, there is nothing one can do,” the NCC boss said.
“We need to make sure that people get information and not restrict it but in doing that, people need self regulation for social media activities.
“People should be mindful of what they post; there should be no hate speech, and then they should take responsibilities for what they are putting on the net,” he said.
Danbatta explained that his commission was currently implementing an eight point agenda with the strategic vision of 2015-2020, which according to him include promoting innovation, investment, competition and consumer empowerment “in and on top of the communications platforms of today and the future.”
He said the workshop would afford participants the opportunity of interacting with the USPF in identifying sustainable solutions for two key projects, which he identified as the Community Resource Center (CRC) and School Knowledge Center (SKC), noting that it was intended to develop their capacity.
 
“Everyone everywhere should have the opportunity to participate and no one should be excluded from the benefits the information society offers,” he added.

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