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Lai Mohammed Says Nigeria Should Have a Social Media Code of Conduct as “Families, marriages have been destroyed just for the fun of it”



LAI MOHAMMED_0The Federal Government has advised the social media to set up code of conduct to regulate their activities in order not to lose credibility as a platform.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the advice on Friday night when he declared Social Media Week closed in Lagos.

“Social media itself must understand that power without control is destructive. I think the social media needs to set up code of conduct.

“The power of social media is something that cannot be ignored but unfortunately today it has become a big destructive. Families, marriages have been destroyed just for the fun of it.

“Therefore, I advise the social media that for them to be credible you must be self regulated, but this government will not pass law to regulate you,” Mohammed said.

The minister said the Federal Government was prepared to diversify the economy through the creative industry and culture and tourism sector.

He said the provision of infrastructure such as power, road, rail system, security and other amenities was critical to the promotion of culture and tourism in the country.

“You cannot promote culture and tourism without fixing infrastructure,” the minister stressed.

Mohammed commended the Lagos State Government for providing infrastructure that aided the tourism attraction in the state.

He said by the time the Blue Rail Line project was completed in December, it would enhance the promotion of culture and tourism in the state.

The minister said the Federal Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs had a role to play to make passport and visa more friendly and accessible to promote culture and tourism in the country.

“The promotion of culture and tourism is a collective role of every ministry especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Mr. Egghead

    February 28, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    No Mr. Lie Mohammed, Nigeria will not go the way of China

    • Wendy

      February 28, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Why doesn’t Mr Lai Mohamed ask these
      1. MARRIED Nigerian men to respect their marital homes and stop cheating on their wives?
      2. Why doesn’t he ask these married men to stop beating their wives and using them and doormats?
      3. Why doesnt he ask these same useless married men to stop sleeping with instagram fake designer wearing runs girls and face their wife?
      4. Why doesn’t he ask these men to honour their marriages?

      Most of th scandals reported in the media are about infidelity or domestic violence!
      Smoke without fire is noise! These useless he-goats should Stop acting like animals and stop giving the press gossip to write about! Smh

    • Ikido

      February 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Eh ya…Madam….forgive your Husband…it was just p*ssy. He still Loves you!

    • ElessarisElendil

      February 29, 2016 at 12:05 am

      Nigeria will not go the way……………….of one of the greatest civilizations in mankind’s history?………………………………….the world’s second largest economy?………………………………..a country which has accounted for the largest uplift of people from poverty in mankind’s history?…………………………..When I assume my seat on the Nigerian politburo, remind me to ban you?

      Jokes aside, Nigeria not going the way of China is actually not a good thing, rather bad actually.

  2. Alllula

    February 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    So called Minister of Information has a problem with free speech…. But why is Nigeria so backward in many things tho

    • NotBothered

      February 28, 2016 at 6:19 pm


  3. Dinma Caruso

    February 28, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    The ” Lie” man, tells some truth…….

  4. Tobereal

    February 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Silly haven’t you got better and more pressing problems like the economy…civil servants not paid for months..naira exchange rate…joke ni man yi mehn!!

    • NotBothered

      February 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      …..asin Steve Harvey kind joke for Miss world pageant

  5. FasholasLover

    February 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    When will Buhari shuffle this Liar to some remote assignment or better still out of government???

  6. joe ron

    February 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Can someone advise this propagandist to face his ministrail duties and effect thier stupid “change agenda” and leave the social media sector alone..stupid monkey

  7. DIddy

    February 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Mr town crier if you don’t have any good lies to tell just park and free us

  8. Wura

    February 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Chai, see corruption talking.

  9. fan

    February 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Ko possible,they can stay off the social media.

  10. Tea

    February 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Yeside, pls come and get ur dad.
    I use to have a lot of respect for this man, but dis ministerial position Buhari gave dis man is not just for him. He’s too old in a lot of his ideology and way of thinking.
    They shld move him to minister of agriculture or smthn of that nature.

    • NotBothered

      February 28, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Ada fun e, You will live long oja re. They should move this grandpa to the agric sector IMMEDIATELY!!!

    • Nonso

      February 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      What do you mean by ministry of agriculture? I don’t blame you… just shut ur dirty mouth and stop sounding like agric is one irrelevant sector. DUMMIES always feeling smart on Bella naija.

  11. Anonymous

    February 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Which ‘social media’ is he advising?

  12. Amaa

    February 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Don’t you get it . Social media is something the young people built to communicate with themselves. They are the only ones that will choose any code they deem fit when and if they think is right to. Until then gently move to more pressing issues . The only reason you want to do this is because you old men and women who have destroyed our country don’t have control like the print media . This is fight you don’t want get into because you will loose. Nigeria here is the face of our communication obsolete is the word her Lai

  13. Busarni

    February 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    This man talks like he is still in the opposition; as a national publicity secretary of a party . Oga , wake up na , you are now a minister. Hian

  14. Halima

    February 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    See talk o. Oga Lie abeg park well. Families and Marriages have been destroying before now. Social media just makes it known to a wider audience. Abeg sir, stay your late mbok

  15. Suwa

    February 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Kai Lai!

  16. fan

    February 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    All these ‘uburu eke’,Buhari appionted as ministers.Old papa

  17. Iris

    February 28, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    All i care about is his last sentence.

  18. Nnamdi

    February 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Kai Muhammed stfu social media should remain the way it’s today. It’s called freedom.

  19. ElessarisElendil

    February 28, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Damn it Lai, you don’t tell the savages you’re going to censor them. You just do it silently and when they protest, teargas them……………Jesus, its not hard to figure out. States have been doing this since Sumeria.

    Calm down guys, Nigerians can’t afford it anyways………………………If it could, you really think the politicians would ask your approval? Yup, like the needed it for Saraki to get his new rides.

  20. lady

    February 29, 2016 at 12:45 am

    Really? Nigeria needs to learn to grow up. The world is changing, we have to move with it. Focus on other problems cos maybe if things were better balanced in the nation, this wouldn’t even be an issue.

  21. Oluwabunmi

    February 29, 2016 at 7:53 am

    dis man need to get a better work i guess his to free to say s***t round

  22. Amy

    February 29, 2016 at 9:09 am

    oaf like him!!!!

  23. jhennique

    February 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    How about a code of conduct to prevent you politicians from ripping destroying our nation

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