“Why the Senate won’t review social media bill” – Akpabio


Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Nigeria’s Senate President has said the National Assembly would not need to review the social media regulation bill.

Akpabio in his assertion said there were already existing social media laws regulated by the country.

Akpabio, who was represented by the Senate Committee Chairman on ICT, Sen. Shuiab Salisu, stated this at the Parliamentarian Symposium of Africa Internet Governance Forum (AIGF) on Tuesday.

The event was hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Abuja.

Akpabio said: “I am not sure that there is going to be a specific bill on social media regulation.

“However, there are emailing laws in various areas, social media is just one space.

“So, rather than having specific legislation on social media, I will rather say social media is just one platform.

The same way people have used regular media platforms to commit libel.”


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