Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Tuesday, said the federal government has begun the process of cleansing the social media space.
The minister made the announcement while addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday.
“As a matter of fact, we have already put in motion the machinery for this.
“We have written letters to the major stakeholders who would nominate representatives and we are going to sit down together to decide on how best to confront this menace,” he said.
Mohammed noted that the move is to keep the country together, adding that government would not allow the platform to destabilize the nation.
“We are not under any illusion that the people will take this hook, line and sinker.
“We are, however, glad that there are more people who believe that the social media poses imminent danger to the unity of Nigeria, especially as they have become merchants of fake news and hate speech,” he added.