Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto on Thursday communicated worries over the proposed fake news and hate speech bills saying Nigeria’s democracy can’t be run like a military tyranny.
He said the bill sets dread and alarming effect “the bill on the social media and hate speech is quite scary.”
Tambuwal made the comment in Sokoto at the progressing of fifteenth Conference of All Nigeria Editors on the foundation of the Nigerian Guild of Editors(NGE).
According to the governor, Draconian legislation has no place in our democracy, therefore, Nigeria must be returned on the way of defendability and improvement.
While taking note of that the media involved an exceptional and top most position in the battle for the nation’s freedom too the arrival of the country to majority rules system also in battling the overabundance in control positions it has an immaculate job of putting administration at all levels on their toes and be account ready to the administered.
However, Tambuwal noticed that the nation was quick exhibiting promise to discovering answers for the goading financial difficulties .
He further noticed that the rising security challenges occasioned by strife, banditry and kidnappings were constantly holding networks in parts of the nation prisoner, including that” there ought to be set up a dire system to comprehensively redesign the security engineering which will additionally give road to the economy to recover its grounds in the midst of lessening assets”, he brought up.
Tambuwal additionally noticed that the media like different organs of advancement was feeling the warmth of the brutal financial, guaranteeing that at some point or another the troublesome occasions would clear path for a prosperous and energetic economy.
Concurring riding to the one time House of Representatives Speaker” the media particularly the radio and TV should be repositioned to well and forcefully contend in the best way of practices as a pursuit light of our nation to restore the desire for residents against the progressive disintegration of our vote based system fundamentals and gains as profit of good administration.
In his brief yet moving comments at the meeting corridor of the Sokoto International Conference Center, previous Ogun state Governor, Chief Olusegun Aremu Osoba focused on the need to battle against all media maltreatment by non experts similarly as he scowled at endeavors to rebuff customary media for the wrongs of non experts on the web based life stage.
They are not part of us by proficient practice thus , such laws ought not be utilized to deny us our sacred rights to rehearse”, the veteran writer brought up.
He accordingly asked media specialists at all levels not to permit the bill on counterfeit news and abhor discourse see the light of the day, adding that regardless of whether it will take campaigning to oppose the move, he offers himself for he battle against its entry.
“We are the members of APC and I belong to this noble profession constituency and will have to make it survive” he said.