He made this known during a town hall at a meeting in Abuja on “Social Media and anti-Hate Speech Bills” organized by Daar Communications PLC.
Malami was represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Umar Gwandu.
According to him, Nigeria needed social media more in the areas of enhancing national unity, patriotism, human capacity development including entrepreneurial skills and not for tearing the nation apart.
“The rate at which the proliferation of acrimony and vilifying statements dominate the social media space is alarming.
“The consequence of which will be dangerous. No society will fold its arm and allow such ominous crime to go unchecked,” he said.