The minister for information and culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that online media will be regulated against hate speech.
The minister stated this on Thursday, 10th of October, during the inauguration of a seven-man committee which will implement reforms in the National Broadcasting Corporation, NBC.
Lai Mohammed also revealed that there will be a review from N500,000 to N50million as fine for hate speech.
“The terms of reference of the committee are as follows; To establish and publish a new regulation for the licensing of web and internet broadcasters/international broadcasters in Nigeria,” he said.
“To immediately commence work on all statutory, legal and regulatory framework for further legislative action on the review of the NBC act by the national assembly.
“To work out the modalities for a competitive and reasonable salaries, wages and other welfare needs of the staff of the commission.
“To establish necessary protocols for the establishment or appointment of professionals or technocrats (non-partisan personality) to run the agency, and appointment into the board of the NBC.
“I have no doubt that this committee, which comprises highly-experienced professionals and administrators, will carry out a thorough job that will reposition the NBC as an effective and efficient regulator,” Lai added.