Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to the call for censorship of social media by Governors from the Northern part of the country.
Governors of Northern States on Monday had asked the Nigerian Government to regulate social media to curb the spread of ‘fake news saying the effect of uncontrolled social media is devastating.
Reacting to this news, Reno Omokri expressed that despite the numerous challenges bewildering the North, the Governors are focused on the wrong thing by calling for the censorship of social media adding that Social Media is opening the eyes of the almajiri, and once their eyes are open, their hold over the almajiri ends.
“Northern Nigeria has the following challenges:
•The extremest poverty on planet Earth
•13 million out of school children
Yet, Northern Governors’ priority is censoring Social Media. These Governors are a Social Mafia! #EndSARS
“The real reason why Northern Governors are against Social Media is the same reason many of them were upset with @GEJonathan. Because he built 165 almajiri schools. Social Media is opening the eyes of the almajiri, and once their eyes are open, their hold over them ends #EndSARS