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Statement by Gbajabiamila on Regulation of Social Media

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In representing President Bola Tinubu at the book launch of “Nigerian Public Discourse: The Interplay of Empirical Evidence and Hyperbole” by Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff, highlighted the necessity to regulate social media as it has evolved into a societal menace.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Media), Office of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Tunde Alao, released a statement on Thursday conveying Gbajabiamila’s remarks.

Gbajabiamila emphasized the potential dangers of unregulated social media, citing the ability to rapidly reach millions and the implications for both society and individual recipients, including concerns about security.

During the event, Governor Sanwo-Olu was represented by his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat.

Tinubu emphasized the importance of data-driven discussions and informed decision-making, underlining the government’s responsibility to ensure accurate information for effective policy development and implementation.

Gbajabiamila stressed the government’s obligation to engage citizens in discussions based on shared understanding of truth and reality, as public interest in governance continues to grow.

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