Mr Sonnie Ekwunsi, the Director, Challenge for Human Growth (PHD), an NGO has known as on the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) to take away pornography from the Web.
Ekwunsi made the decision in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday on the sidelines of NCC Stakeholders’ Session Discussion board on the Institution of Web Trade Code of Observe.
“The NCC code ought to be modified to incorporate particularly that pornography shouldn’t be offered by the service suppliers or content material suppliers.
“So we’re saying NCC ought to do every part potential to take away pornography other than cybercrimes from the web as a result of it’s the root of dangerous character for younger ones within the nation.
“We’re of the view that the Web ought to be filtered and be free from pornography as a result of there’s a direct relationship with pornography and excessive situations of rape.
“In Nigeria at the moment, we’re overwhelmed by rape just because younger persons are uncovered to pornography on-line and so they wish to apply what they see on-line.
“Other than crime and different issues executed on-line, pornography is a certain menace to nationwide safety by way of damaging the character of Nigerian youngsters.
“We all know that youngsters are the leaders of tomorrow and as soon as their character is broken the nation is broken.
“We’re nonetheless struggling to see if there’s a method the service suppliers can keep away from pornography or different illicit supplies that harm the character of younger ones.
“In order that we’ve vibrant youths tomorrow,’’ he stated.
Ekwunsi stated that his organisation had established golf equipment in some colleges in Lagos often called the PhD Character Golf equipment the place college students have been taught good manners.
“ What we’re doing in these golf equipment is to make sure that college students have character; it isn’t solely to show arithmetic and different programs in colleges.
“Now we have to inculcate ethical worth in them so that they develop into accountable leaders in future.
“Now we have it in 10 colleges in Lagos, we will’t do extra as a result of we don’t have funds however we’re planning to even have some in Abuja,’’ he stated.