Bauchi Govt Warns Youth Against Spreading Misinformation on Social Media

Hon Dayyabu Ciroma, Bauchi State Commissioner of information and Communication has cautioned youth in the state to desist from using various social media platforms to spread fake news to cause chaos and confusion in the society.

The Commissioner said that dissemination of misinformation has negative tendencies that can undermine the growth and development of any society.

He stated this during a public lecture organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st Independence Anniversary at the Federal Secretariat Bauchi.

Hon Dayyabu Ciroma said that no patriotic youth would deliberately engage in spreading unverified information to disrupt social order prevalent in the society especially at a time when insecurity challenges bedevilling the country kept shutting up day by day.

The commissioner said that productive teaming youths ought to preoccupy themselves with the task of nation-building by engaging in useful ventures to guarantee their future and generations unborn.

He said that Bauchi State Government has introduced various skills acquisition programmes aimed at providing opportunities for teeming unemployed youth and female across the state.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on our youths to shun spreading unverified information on social media spaces that can undermine the peace and unity for which Bauchi State is known to enable us to continue getting dividends of democracy from the government we elected by ourselves.

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“The practical value of peace and what it can bring to the lives of a people is best illustrated today in Nigeria here in Bauchi State. Different realms of developmental projects cutting across all sectors of human endeavours filled every nook and cranny of the state.

“Bauchi State is virtually the only state in Nigeria that is synonymous with peace, courtesy of the efforts of Governor Bala Abdulakadir Mohammed and the security operatives working tirelessly to protest the lives and property of citizens of the state,” the Commissioner said.

The event featured paper presentations on the dangers of youth engagement on anty social behaviour and drug abuse

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