The announcement was made by the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, November 19 when he received the report of the NBC reforms implementation committee from its chairman, Professor Armstrong Idachaba.
The minister made the comment on Monday, November 18 when he recieved a delegation from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its national president, Mr. Chris Isiguzo.
Despite the criticisms that greeted the proposed regulation of social media space, the federal government has said that nothing would stop the plan.
Indications that the federal government may not have been comfortable with the death penalty provision in the bill seeking to establish the hate speech commission emerged on Wednesday, November 13.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that the federal government has begun the process of regulating social media in order to prevent it from causing conflict in the country.
The chairman of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dopkesi, has said the minister of information and culture minister, Lai Mohammed damaged his reputation by releasing an alleged looters’ list which contained his name.