The federal government has been warned against banning Facebook.
A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri gave the warning on his social media page.
The Minister of information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had alleged that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) used the platform to spread hate and inciting comments.
He spoke in Abuja during a meeting with a team from Facebook and noted that the actions of the proscribed group have real-life implications, adding that by purveying hate and inciting violence, people are getting killed while private and public property are being attacked and destroyed, with security agencies and other symbols of government as their choice targets.
Reacting, Omokri warned FG not to contemplate the idea.
“It will be foolhardy for the Buhari junta to attempt banning Facebook. Nigerians will just bypass that ban via VPNs. We will lose billions in revenue at a time the Naira is trading at ₦600 to $1. Plus, elections are near. A lot of campaigning is done on FB. Think!”.
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