Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has expressed support for the move to regulate social media.
Speaking when he received Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, in Owerri, capital of Imo, on Thursday, Uzodinma said he is strongly in support of the move.
The governor expressed worry that social media is “being used to cause trouble in the country”.
“I am strongly advocating that social media should be regulated in Nigeria
Opposition party incited hoodlums to cause trouble in Imo, because the real protesters went off the street after my address and assurances to them.” He said.
Many Nigerians have kicked against the planned regulation of social media, describing it as a breach of their rights to expression.
Already, a bill on the regulation is before the national assembly and has scaled second reading at the senate.