The Federal Governing administration by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Overall economy has denied the news heading the rounds on the social media, which claimed that the Federal Governing administration would commence the recording of mobile phone phone calls and the checking of all social media platforms and fora of the citizens.
A statement on Monday by Mrs. Uwa Suleiman, spokesperson to the Minister of Communications & Electronic Overall economy, claimed, “The interest of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Electronic Economic climate, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has been drawn to a misleading concept purportedly authored by him, at this time trending on social media.
“The bogus information is circulating a concept, which indicates that all equipment are now linked to the ministry’s devices and that productive tomorrow, it will begin the recording of phone calls and the checking of all social media platforms and fora.
“The destructive message also even further discourages citizens from sharing any messages or movies with political or spiritual information as it is now formally a criminal offense and could even guide to arrest.
“The place of work of the Honourable Minister, in the beginning disregarded the concept, which has been in the general public area for someday, so as not to give undue consideration to the originators but its unfold, the endeavours of very well which means Nigerians to get clarity and the have to have to assure that all Nigerians are effectively educated, has necessitated this disclaimer/public recognition.
“We are at a level in our nation’s background wherever the target is on digitalising the Nigerian economic climate for the greater very good of all, and divisive messages such as these are mere interruptions.
“It is on history that Dr Pantami, as the then Director Normal of NITDA, initiated and handed the Nigerian Information Security Regulation (NDPR January 25th 2019), which entirely exists to safeguard the privacy legal rights of each and every person.
“The Honourable Minister enjoins all Nigerians, to disregard the propaganda which is aimed at inciting worry, and generating community confusion.
“Under the management of Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), the Federal Ministry of Communications and Electronic Overall economy is mandated to leverage on technology for a electronic overall economy, and will not engage in functions that would sabotage its mandate.”