The Chief of Air Staff has warned against the use of the social media for promoting hate speeches and spreading falsehood.
Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar said at a workshop on information management for public relations officers in the Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday that using the social media that way would jeopardise the development of the country.
“We are all not unaware of the use of social media by some elements to spread falsehood in addition to promoting hate speeches, violence, anarchy, and confusion in our society,” he said.
“The message of hate and violence does not augur well for the development of our great nation. I, therefore, implore all relevant stakeholders to focus on the use of the social media to inform, educate and entertain as originally intended.”
His comments come a day after President Muhammadu Buhari said in a national broadcast that some of the comments made by Nigerians on the social media in his absence crossed the line and left him distressed.