Stella Dimoko Reps Advocate Social Media Regulation As Nigerian Govt Insists Twitter Ban Is In Nigeria’s Interest


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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Reps Advocate Social Media Regulation As Nigerian Govt Insists Twitter Ban Is In Nigeria’s Interest

Fatuhu Mohammed, an APC chieftain from Katsina State and a House of Representatives Committee member on Information, has called for the regulation of social media claiming the time had come for the country to face up to the real issues confronting it.
Mohammed made the call when Lai Mohammed appeared before the House Committee on Information on Tuesday.

Lai Mohammed had cited various sections of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in support of the action that was officially taken in light of the security challenges facing the country.

Reacting, he said that if the Minister had not banned Twitter, with the permission of Mr President, the kind of insults to the sovereignty of Nigeria, coming from its users, would be worrisome.

Also speaking, Rep Shaba Ibrahim (PDP-Kogi), a member of the committee on Information said the Minister of information, Lai Mohammed did a good rendition of the legal framework that supported the steps taken to ban Twitter.

He said that allowing such infractions by Twitter to go unchecked, until the President’s tweet was taken down, amounted to a disservice to the country.

Ibrahim observed that anything would pale into insignificance where national interest and security were at stake.

Similarly, Rep. Chinedu Ogah (APC-Ebonyi), also a member of the committee, stated that if the law regulating social media had been implemented, the activities of the micro-blogging site would have been checked.

“For example, in China, social media is being regulated and such a thing is not in Nigeria, and we have all those agencies that are capable of the regulation in the country.

from dailypost


  1. Like someone pointed out, look at the countries Nigeria is placing herself in comparison with. Communist countries that stifle their people. They control every gaddam thing with the excuse of, oh, it’s for the good of the people.

    How We got yoked with some backward self-centered beings still baffles me.

  2. Dem no kuku care if the thing affect people wey dey use am push their daily bread. Dem no kuku care.

    There's no worse disaster anywhere than this thing called APC

  3. When it comes to this kind of thing they'll be proud to compare themselves with countries that are 100x better than them. They should use this same energy to fix other sectors in the country!


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