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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Fake news, lies will lead to another civil war in Nigeria -- Lai Mohammed reveals

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has
warned Nigerians against the spread of fake news, saying this could lead
to another civil war.

THEWATCH NEWS gathered that the minister also said, Nigerians should stop breaking fake news and that the people should learn how to speak the truth. the numbers of lying Nigerians are more than the honest once; he added.

The minister spoke on Tuesday in Abuja at a two-day international
conference with the theme “Democracy and Disinformation: How Fake News
Threatens our Freedom and Democracy in Nigeria.”

According to him, “Fake news is the greatest threat to democracy and
security in Nigeria as it plays a role in the civil war in the country.
Nigeria could not afford to fall victim to the same circumstances that
led to the war.”

“The government has been doing its best in educating the public on
the dangers of fake news through various avenues. The ongoing
infrastructure projects across the country like the agriculture
empowerment programs are part of government deliberate effort to
stimulate economic growth and create job opportunities. Every one of us
must verify information sent to them for authenticity before
circulation,” Mohammed said.
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