From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
The Federal Government, has frowned at the non regulation of the use of social media across the world.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while welcoming delegates to the 2022 UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week in Abuja, called for the urgent need for every person to be equipped with the ability to critically evaluate and wisely use information at their disposal.
Mohammed said: “As I ponder on the state of our world, the enormous challenge it faces, especially with unregulated use of social media and other digital platforms, I see the urgent need for every person to be equipped with the ability to critically evaluate and wisely use
information at their disposal.”
Speaking further, Mohammed expressed the hope that contributions at the parallel sessions of the week-long event will be geared towards finding the necessary solutions.
He added that in so doing, the sessions will lead
to the building of trust among societies and individuals through the use of social media.
“I am optimistic that, starting from the parallel sessions which commence immediately to the last plenary session on Friday morning, contributions and questions will all be geared toward finding the linkages to building trust among our societies and individuals through the use of media and Information literacy.
“As I urge you all to give this your best attention, knowing that the world awaits the outcome of this Global MIL Week, I warmly welcome you to Nigeria. I encourage you all to discover Abuja and to enjoy your stay,” Mohammed also said.