Group wants media outfits propagating hate speech prosecuted
Youths in Plateau State at the weekend urged security agencies to investigate and prosecute media outfits that propagate hate speech.
The youths also urged broadcast stations to check utterances of guests who make hate speeches on air.
The youths spoke under the auspices of the Plateau State Youths Council (PYC), an umbrella body for youth groups in the state, during a press conference to mark this year’s International Youth Day under the theme, ‘Youth Building Peace.’
The Chairman of the PYC, Dr. Fabong Jemchang Yildam urged youths in the state to shun violence and social media attacks, adding that youths should, as a matter of priority engage in shaping lasting peace and contributing to justice and reconciliation.
Yildam called for more youth inclusion and participation at all levels of governance which he said was crucial to the development of the country.
He said despite its 10 years of absence in the state, the youth council which was recently revived by Governor Simon Bako Lalong had engaged 2,500 youths in various skill acquisition programmes with intention to scale the number to 20,000 youths within its first six months in office.