NOA warns against hate speech, songs
The National Orientation Agency has warned against the increase in hate speeches and songs stressing that if not checked the situation could distort the peace and security of the nation.
Director-General of the agency, Garba Abari said NOA is in possession of at least three hate songs already recorded to preach hate in communities.
He stated this yesterday at a press conference organized by the agency on the “Rising Wave of Hate Messages in Circulation in Nigeria”.
Abari said two out of the songs are already in mass circulation in the social media, (Facebook and Youtube) adding that the “More disturbing part is that each of these songs appears to want to undo the other”.
“We are also aware of the messages from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group continually been filled with hate and derision for other ethnic communities. We also have noticed that those, who dare to call them to order have become the subject of attack by these groups through their songs and messages,” he said.
Abari sought the support of all stakeholders including the media; to help correct the narrative, stressing that government alone shouldn’t be left with the burden.