Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has called for strict regulation of the social media, saying that the platform was causing serious damages to families, communities, leadership and the nation.
Masari has stated this when he received the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, in his office, while appealing to his ministry to come up with operational guidelines and regulations to sanitise the social media.
He said: “The social media has led to the dissolution of so many marriages, disharmony among friends and families. I don’t think it was meant for this.
“The social media has become free where anyone can do anything and get free with it; its abuses is becoming rampant.
“Even renowned newspapers are not left out with so many doubtful stories, the non-check is causing damages.
“My phone was once cloned and used to send so many messages to unsuspecting people.”