The Federal Government is to oversee social media usage by Nigeria’s growing online community as part of a broader Internet Governance programme championed by the telecoms industry watchdog.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which hinted of the Internet oversights plans, says it will develop a “Technical Framework for Use of Social Media Networks” under its broader Internet oversight plans for the country.
Details of the plan are sketchy for now but NCC says the oversight programme form part of its management plan on Internet Governance for Nigeria.
Nigeria is home to a thriving Internet community with millions of connecting to the Internet on the move through their mobile phones.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]”According to NCC data, Nigeria’s growing online community, which is mainly those using mobile Internet services, reached 76,477,126 subscribers at year-end 2014. GSM network providers accounted for 76,322,802 customers while CDMA networks posted 154,324 users, within the same period.”[/blockquote]