Governor Samuel Ortom has claimed that lies peddled on the social media were giving Benue a negative image before the international community.
Ortom acknowledged that Benue was going through some challenges, but assured that they were being tackled.
He spoke at Jato-Aka in Kwande, on Sunday, at a Thanksgiving/Reception in honour of Mrs. Mimi Orubibi, Executive Chairman, Benue Internal Revenue Service, who has been conferred with the traditional tittle of Iwanger (shining light) of Kwande.
He counseled social media users on the need for much moderation, and stressed the need to use freedom responsibly.
“Lies on social media give Benue a negative image before the international community. There is freedom of speech, but we want social media users to always verify information before posting or sharing on the social network,” he said.
“We have some challenges; salaries have not been regular, but God will soon provide solution to that problem,” Ortom added.