El-rufai Calls For Legislation To Contain Fake News
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to enact legislation that would grant jurisdiction to state judiciaries to handle cases of fake news and hate speeches.
El-rufai, while receiving the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in his office noted that the current law in the country only grant the Federal High Courts jurisdiction to handle cases of fake news.
The governor who said he had a personal share of fake news; saying his Wikipedia was altered to change his nationality and was also alleged to have been clone and from Bamako, Mali.
He also cited the negative impact fake news have had on the state in recent times, assuring that the state will spear no effort in bringing to book all those invloved in spreading hate speech in the state, including an Abuja based Pastor and the Lagos based journalist.
The governor stressed that conveyors of fake news should not be allowed to go free as they should be made to bear the consequences of their actions.