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Monday, 6 February 2017

Sultan of Sokoto calls for regulation of social media

- The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Saad Abubakar, says the social media is being used to fuel conflicts around the world- The Sultan points out that social media should not be totally discarded but should be regulatedThe Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji MuhammedSaad Abubakar III, has warned Nigerians, particularly parents, to be mindful of things on the social media.READ ALSO:Anti-government protest: We hear your cries loud and clear - OsinbajoThe sultan gave the warring when layingthe foundation of the N508 million University of Ilorin Centre for Qur’an Memorisation, in Ilorin, Kwara state at the weekend, Leadership reports.The Sultan, who was represented by theEmir of Shonga, Dr. Haliru Yahayah, saidthe medium was being used to fuel conflicts around the world and called for it to be regulated.READ ALSO:Just in: #OneVoiceNigeria protest hits Abuja (photos, video)“Let us be careful about the social media; we must regulate it and sanctionat home,”the sultan said.The monarch who noted that the social media should not be totally discarded, said it was necessary to develop strategies on how to manipulate that space to advantage.Recall that in 2016, a bill seeking to regulate the use of social media and short message service (SMS) in the country drew the irk of Nigerians who found a portion of the bill obnoxious.After much backlash, the Nigerian Senate dismissed the bill on the groundthat it was a hindrance to free speech.

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