OGUN, Nigeria – The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, has kicked against the federal government’s proposed social media regulation.
Adeboye stated this on Sunday at the RCCG headquarters’ November thanksgiving service with the theme “Better days ahead”, through the Assistant General Overseer (Admin. & Personnel) and member of the governing council, Pastor Johnson Odesola.
He said the attempts to regulate the social media as is the case in China won’t work in Nigeria, because the variables are so different.
Instead, he advised that the government should focus on making sure the news shared on social media is genuine.
“The best the government can do is to ensure that the news being carried through the social media is genuine but to want to replicate what is happening in China here in Nigeria is laughable and would not be possible here,” Adeboye said.
Nigeria’s Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, last week hinted that the government will regulate social media to stop the spread of fake news.