Onyeama made the statement at the end of a closed circuit meeting he held with ambassadors and representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and the EU.
He told the journalists that President Muhammadu Buhari was interested in ensuring the peace and security of Nigerians and Nigerians.
The minister stressed that the main goal of the government is to promote responsible use of social media platforms that would not destabilize the peace and unity of the country.
“We have had very useful discussions and we have just heard the security concerns of Mr President and all Nigerians and the very strong steps that need to be taken to to address the security challenges in the country, reiterated.
“You (the ambassadors) all live here with us in Nigeria and have a reasonable imagination and E. Experience with the security challenges we face.
“We have discussed the role of social media as platforms that could be used to do good or bad.
” Unfortunately is the bad things that social media have often done have very dire consequences for people’s lives and in our case also for the unity of the country.
“Since the government is responsible for ensuring law and order, To safeguard security and preserve human life, we must all take measures to ensure that all of these are preserved.
“As a democracy, we believe that there must be the right to life and the right to property we believe in people’s rights and freedom of expression, but social media must be used responsibly.
“We had extensive discussions and our partnership and solidarity with these countries were reaffirmed,” said Onyeama.
< p> In her remarks, the Bo said United States Ambassador in Nigeria, Mary Leonard, that the United States and other partners would continue to engage with Nigeria to uphold human rights and the rule of law.
“I thank the Minister for letting him invited us here today, because that’s what the partners do. Discuss common goals. We talked about the problems of social media and our concerns.
“We have to be very clear that we are Nigeria’s strong partners on security issues and we recognize the daunting task that Nigeria faces on security issues.” / p>
“While intimidating, they are not insurmountable, and part of the way you overcome them is the partnership of the people you see represented here.
” We recognize that there are problems with the irresponsible use of social media, but we remain firmly in our position that having free access to the ability to express oneself is very important and perhaps even more important in troubled times, “she said.
Leonard said he was pleased that the Nigerian government and Twitter were in talks.
She said that many of the things Onyeama referred to, including incitement and violence, were crimes on theirs Tracking the Nigerian Regi have a legitimate right.