- Bishop David Oyedepo has condemned the lobbying and sponsorship of the social media regulatory bill
- The bishop and founder of Living Faith Church said such move by the Nigerian government and the legislature is from a stone-age mentality
- According to Oyedepo, the government of the day have ignored major challenges faced by Nigerians to chase shadows
In the wake of Shiloh 2019 organised by the Living Faith Church Worldwide, the founder, Bishop David Oyedepo, has described the passage of the Social Media Regulatory Bill by the National Assembly as a stone-age mentality.
Oyedepo while speaking at an encounter night of Shiloh 2019 on Friday, December 6, said the lobbying and sponsorship of the bill popularly referred to as the hate speech bill is unbelievable.
Condemning the Nigerian government for turning a blind eye to the activities of insurgents and herdsmen, Oyedepo said the federal government and the National Assembly are lobbying for hate speech ignoring the hate acts by insurgence fanatics.
Also, during the session, the founder of the church known as Winners' Chapel asked the congregation if the present Nigerian government is “doing well”.
He, however, received a resounding response from the participants at the event who shouted “No!”.
Oyedepo said: “Nigeria does not belong to anybody or any particular tribe. So anybody insinuating to Islamize Nigeria at this age is a Millenium joker. Nigeria belongs to every concerned Nigerian.
“As a church, we provided multi-million dollars goods to displaced people attacked by extremists and these sponsored extremists kidnapped two of our pastors who volunteered to deliver these goods. One has been released remaining one," the bishop added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that international human right organisation had condemned the lobbying and sponsorship of the social media bill by FG and the legislature.
The Amnesty International said the bill if passed eventually, would trample on the rights of Nigerians to freely express themselves.
AI said many provisions of the bills do not meet international human rights standards.
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