Abia state government says, henceforth it will no longer condone activities of those who resort to the social media to publish or send messages which are false with the intention to disperage or blackmail the state government or it’s officials in order to satisfy themselves or their sponsors.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Prof. A.C.B Agbazuere who gave the warning while briefing journalists at Government House Umuahia, warned those involved to refrain from such unpatriotic, irrelevant and debilitating conducts.
According to Prof. Agbazuere, Government would be constrained to fully resort to extant laws against such uncharitable individuals except they purge themselves.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor equally warned those who prefer to comment only on reactions to take caution against such malicious actions.
He however said that Government will welcome advise and constructive criticisms but not intentional and willful publishing of falsehood for political and selfish reasons.
The Commissioner for Documentation and 4Strategic Communications, Mr Ugochukwu Emezue was present during the briefing.