General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has described proposal in the federal government’s circle to regulate the social media as “laughable” and “impossible”.
Adeboye recently lent his voice to the agitation for restructuring of Nigeria to avert break-up, an opinion the presidency denounced.
The proposal by government to go the way of China by regulating social media, which Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and the Youths and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare hinted has drawn the reaction of the highly rated cleric.
Adeboye on Sunday at the RCCG headquarters November thanksgiving service themed, “Better days ahead”, where the Assistant General Overseer (Admin. & Personnel) and member of the governing council, Pastor Johnson Odesola, represented him said the proposal is laughable, insensitive and an attempt to gauge the common man.
“The best the government can do is to ensure that the news being carried through the social media is genuine but to want to replicate what is happening in China here in Nigeria is laughable and would not be possible here,” he said.