National Conference Wants To Tone Down The Use Of Social Media


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The National Conference, which took place in Abuja Nigeria, wants to introduce legal frames works that will see the activities of social media operators guided so as to avoid abuse.

This decision came up in support of the recommendations of the Committee on Science, Technology and Development headed by Dr. Daniel Maddo with Chief Raymond Dokpesi as deputy chairman.

Conference also decided that government should make laws to regulate the operations of cyber cafes for the protection of children and under-aged users.

In addition to this, the conference also discussed that in order to the elevate scientific and technological development in Nigeria, a National Science and Technology Fund should be established by the Federal Government for utilization in science, technology and innovation activities.

The Fund when established would be managed by a Presidential Council for Science, Technology and Innovation including all the Nigerian Academies. The foreseen Council will render accounts of its operations to the Senate either on annual or periodic basis as would be decided by an enabling law.

Conference further suggested setting up of viable military industrial complex as obtained in advanced countries of the world to contribute to the development of science and technology in Nigeria.

In order to empower all registered professional bodies in the building industry to perform their expected roles, Conference called on the National Assembly to urgently pass into law the National Building Code.

On the same day, the Committee on Economy, Trade and Investment under the leadership of Hajiya Bola Shagaya and Fola Adeola as deputy also presented in its report to the Conference in plenary.

The report observed that Nigeria has enormous potentials to become one of the richest countries in the world if all its potentials are harnessed and developed to full capacity.

It said though Nigeria has the largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Africa and ranks 26th in the world, that has not translated into economic gains for its people.