Nigeria considers ban on porn websites

Sambo Dasuki formal National Security Adviser

The National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, says the Federal Government is planning to introduce a law that will ban and block all porn websites in the country.

He stated this at the closing ceremony of a three-day workshop on use of social media organised for Islamic preachers, Imams and youth in Kaduna on Sunday.

The workshop, which was organised by the national body of Izalatil Bid’a Wa’iqamatis Sunna, JIBWIS, aimed at correcting what it considered anomalies in the use of social media.

Mr. Dasuki, who was represented by the Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki, said: “Government is planning to ban and block websites that inculcate negative attitudes in our children but we need a law to support such move.

“Because without a law, people can go to court and claim infringement on their rights.”

While urging preachers to avoid use of unguided utterances against leaders, Mr. Dasuki said that preachers were not politicians but they must play politics.

In his remarks, Governor Muktar Yero of Kaduna State stressed the need for credible people to join politics in order to contribute their quota toward sanitizing the system.

He cautioned people against the use of social media negatively to blackmail others.

Mr. Yero called on Muslims to be united and intensify efforts on prayers toward a violence-free elections.

The National Chairman of the Islamic organisation, Abdullahi Bala-Lau, appealed to the Federal Government to do everything within its power to avoid blood shade, especially in the North-Eastern sub-region.

He urged leaders in the country to ensure equity, justice and fair play in leading Nigerian citizens irrespective of their religious affiliation.

Mr. Bala-Lau advised politicians not to use the workshop venue to send provocative messages to their rivals.

The Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, who was represented by Yahaya Yusuf, called on Muslims to emulate the holy Prophet of Islam in both character and action to attract more people to Islam.

(NAN)


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