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FG complains about uncontrolled use of social media



The Federal Government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday decried the uncontrolled use of social media and other digital platforms worldwide.

 

Welcoming the Global Media and Information Literacy Week organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the minister pointed out that every individual must be adequately equipped with sufficient knowledge to manage the information available to them.

Mohammed said, “The theme of this year’s global MIL week is ‘Nurturing Trust: A Media and Information Literacy Imperative’ is not only apt but timely as our world and its leaders are faced with the challenge of discerning what is true and what is false given the use of media and information.

“As I reflect on the state of our world and the enormous challenges it faces, especially with regard to the unchecked use of social media and other digital platforms, I see the urgent need for every human being to be equipped with the ability to critically evaluate and wisely use the information available to them.

Continuing, Mohammed said, “I am optimistic that the contributions and questions in the parallel sessions that will begin immediately after the last plenary session on Friday morning will all be aimed at building trust between our societies and individuals through the use of media and information literacy.

“I urge you all to give it your full attention as I know the world is waiting for the outcome of this global MIL week. Once again, I welcome you to Nigeria. I encourage you all to discover Abuja and enjoy your stay”.


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