Social media has become a tool for inciting Nigerians – NBC DG

by Azeez Adeniyi

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Malam Modibbo Kawu has said the social media is an agent of incitement in the country.

Kawu said this while speaking in Sokoto on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day National Conference of Catholic Social and Communication Directors.

He said the social media was being used for the distribution of unsubstantiated crudely insensitive reports in the country.

Kawu said, “I must now draw our attention to the now evident – not emerging anymore – danger of the insensitivity of the social media.

“It does not even pretend to any ethical foundations and it does not give a damn about it. I will indulge us to investigate this disturbing trend.

”The role of the social media is adding salt to the injuries created by the lack of ethics by the media.”

Kawu reiterated that the media has a patriotic and professional role to play in reporting violence.

“In all, it must remember that beyond reporting, it must protect the sanctity and humanity of the Nigerian society at all time.

”It must be sensitive to the national ethos and the sanctity of humanity.”

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