The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has asserted backing for the motion to regulate social media.
Large number of Nigerians have kicked against the projected regulation of social media, calling it a violation of their rights to expression.
Before now, a bill on the regulation is before the national assembly and has passed second reading at the senate.
The governor, while speaking when he received Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), in Owerri, capital of Imo, on Thursday, said he is completely in support of the plot.
Uzodinma expressed worry that social media is “being used to cause trouble in the country”.
“I am strongly advocating that social media should be regulated in Nigeria,” he said.
“Opposition party incited hoodlums to cause trouble in Imo, because the real protesters went off the street after my address and assurances to them.”
In his own speech, IGP Adamu said social media was the greatest weapon used to magnify the #EndSARS protest across Nigeria.
The police boss advised Nigerians not to allow the nation pass through the experience it had during the protest in future.
“I can tell you that our men acted professionally during the protest, they had their guns, they were being killed, yet they respected human dignity,” Adamu said.
“I came specifically to visit vandalised property and to see the level of damage done to police facilities in Imo.’’
The IGP mentioned that he would also address key police officers to encourage and boost their morale which he said was low as a result to the protest.
He stated that he would empower community policing and collaborative with relevant parties in achieving the goal.
Adamu added that the visit was targeted at confirming the level of damage done to both public and private facilities during the peaceful EndSARS campaign hijacked by hoodlums to loot and cause civil crisis in the society.