A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni on Tuesday declared that Nigeria needs anti-hate speech bill in order to curtail provocative utterances and fake news.
DAILY POST recalls that anti-hate speech bill, which seeks to regulate and punish people who make unguarded statements was recently re-introduced by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi.
Eminent Nigerians including former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, Senators, activists and Guild of Editors have expressed their displeasures over the proposed law.
But, Mumuni while reacting, insisted that the bill was critical in order to curtail provocative utterances and the spread of fake news in the Nigeria cyberspace.
Mumuni in a statement made available to DAILY…