Lai Mohammed , Minister Of Information And Culture
Lai Mohammed , Minister Of Information And Culture

The Federal Government has pledged its readiness to work with the group, ‘Freedom Online Coalition’, FOC in the fight against disinformation, fake news, hate speech and the development of its information technology hub.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the pledge when the Finland Ambassador to Nigeria, Jyrki Pulkkinen and the Ambassador of Innovation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland, Tarmi Sarena paid him a visit.

The Coalition is a group of thirty-one countries, with three Africa: Kenya, Ghana, Tunisia, that work together to advance internet freedom, mainly through shaping global norms, which was launched at a conference of the Dutch Government in The Hague, Netherlands in December 2011, and works through joint statements, multi-stakeholder engagement and diplomatic initiative and interventions.

The Minster assured the Envoys, who came to convince him on the need for Nigeria to become a member of the Coalition that it would be to the benefit of the country.