Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, on Thursday, expressed his full support for the move to regulate social media.
Speaking during a visit the Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, paid him in Owerri, the governor said he is strongly in support of the move.
The governor expressed worry that social media is “being used to cause trouble in the country”.
“I am strongly advocating that social media should be regulated in Nigeria,” he said.
“Opposition party incited hoodlums to cause trouble in Imo, because the real protesters went off the street after my address and assurances to them.”
A bill on the regulation is already before the national assembly and has scaled second reading at the senate.
Many Nigerians have opposed the planned regulation of social media, describing it as a breach of their rights to expression, one of such Nigerians is music producer, Samklef who is an indigene of Imo state.
Reacting to the news of Uzodinma backing social media censorship, Samklef quickly fired that his governor does does not have.
He said; “This my state Governor no get sense.”