Ogun Gov, Abiodun backs controversial social media bill



Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has expressed support for the proposed law to regulate social media in Nigeria.

Speaking at an event to mark 160 years of journalism in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday, Abiodun said the law will help sanitise the social media and stem the rise of misinformation.

A statement from Kunle Somorin, his Chief Press Secretary, also quoted the Governor as saying such law will hold citizen journalists accountable.

The bill, which has scaled second reading at Senate, has been condemned by many Nigerians as an attempt to clamp down on free speech.

Abiodun said while he does not support extreme measures like death penalty for offences like misinformation, the law will end the “rise of malicious and deliberate misinformation by some unethical social…



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