2019 Elections: National Assembly working on law to regulate Social Media (DETAILS)
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The Nigerian National assembly is currently working on laws to regulate Nigerians on Social media.

This was made public through an announcement by the chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, Buhari Abdulfatai.

Senator Buhari, who disclosed this yesterday on the sideline of the 2018 Cyber-security Conference in Abuja, said social media should be regulated because many Nigerians are misusing it.

If left unregulated, he said, the activities on social media were capable of setting the country on fire, especially as the country approaches national election.

He said; “We have got experts to advise us and we have presented a bill to the Senate. The bill has passed the first reading and it has been listed for the second reading.’’

He said a lot of Nigerians made false claims and false accusations on social media to bring down those perceived to be their political enemies.

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu said his ministry would work with Office of National Security Adviser and the National Assembly to manage adverse state behaviour.


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Updated on September 12, 2018 at 10:15 am