The Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD has appealed to the Federal Government to review the National Broadcasting Commission. NBC regulation on web-based broadcast medium.

The Centre’s Senior Programme Officer, Isa Garba who made the appeal at a news conference in Kano said there is need for the government to address hate speech in a multi-stakeholder approach.

He noted that so far, on-line radio and television stations across the country’s cyberspace are innovative in their operations and provided means of living to numerous Nigerians, apart from providing interesting content.

CITAD said Nigeria’s on-line population is growing by the day and it has been innovative in online broadcasting. It also appealed for a public hearing to gather public opinion on how to tackle hate speech.