Published On: Mon, Apr 10th, 2017

Nigerian Govt Denies Monitoring, Recording Citizen’s Calls

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By Sadiq Umar – The Federal Government has dismissed the rumour making the round that it is monitoring and recording telephone conversations of Nigerian, describing the information as false and misleading.

Minister of Information and Culture

The Government said the information was yet another example of disinformation being circulated on the Social Media to give it a bad name.

There had been reports on Social Media purporting that the Ministry of Interior operates a new policy which allows all phone calls and Social Media posts made by the citizens to be monitored and recorded.

But reacting to the news Monday, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in a statement issued in Abuja, said there was no such regulation that allow such

”There is no regulation, old or new, from the Ministry of Interior or any federal government agency requiring the recording of all calls or the monitoring of Social Media platforms like WhatsApp, Twitter or Facebook,” Mr. Mohammed stated.

The Minister alleged that the intention of those behind the false news was to give the impression that the FG was working to stifle freedom of speech, which is not the case.

“We are therefore using this medium to inform all Nigerians that what is being circulated in this regard is totally false and should be disregarded.”

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