NITDA, Facebook to Checkmate Hate Speeches

NITDA, Facebook to Checkmate Hate Speeches

A team from Facebook, led by its Head of Public Policy Africa, Ebele Okobi today paid a courtesy visit to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Corporate Head Office in Abuja.

The visit was neccesitated by the need to collaborate with the Agency to deepen penetration of internet connectivity across Nigeria with the aim of driving economic diversity and empowering Tech entrepreneurs for wealth creation.

Okobi revealed that Facebook was attracted to Nigeria due to her favourable policy environment and called for a combined effort with the Agency to checkmate individuals using the platform to disseminate hate speeches.

In his remarks, the Director General of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FBCS commended the platform for its initiative to support Nigeria’s tech entrepreneurs, small and medium scale businesses towards achieving success.

Dr Pantami then called on Facebook to work more on putting measures in place to checkmate impersonation of accounts citing himself as an example of being a victim of account impersonation severally.

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