“Social Media Must Be Regulated”: Tinubu’s CoS Gbajabiamila Gives Reason

“Social Media Must Be Regulated”: Tinubu’s CoS Gbajabiamila Gives Reason

  • Social media, another source of information dissemination, has been abused by many in recent times, Femi Gbajabiamila claimed
  • The former speaker of the House of Representatives has therefore called for a regulation of the social media space in Nigeria
  • The APC chieftain made this call at a book presentation in Lagos state, written by the former minister of works, Babatunde Fashola

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Femi Gbajabiamila, the chief of staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has called for the regulation of social media.

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Gbajabiamila reveals plans by Tinubu's government to regulate the social media space in Nigeria. Photo credit: Femi Gbajabiamila
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As reported by The Punch, Gbajabiamila insisted that social media had become a societal menace and must be regulated.

He made this call while representing Tinubu at a book launch in Lagos state on Thursday, February 8.

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Gbajabiamila said as speaker of the House of Representatives, he attempted to make a law that would regulate the social media space but was resisted very vigorously by civil society, Vanguard reported.

He said:

"I think the chickens have finally come home to roost. And I believe we are all on the same page now.”

Tunde Alao, the senior special assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (media), office of the Lagos state deputy governor, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday, February 8.

“The social media has become a societal menace and must be regulated. As many people do not understand that once the send button is hit, there is a potential to reach millions of people around the world which is capable of causing a great danger not just in the society but even unintended consequences to the individuals that are receiving information which may include security of life,” Gbajabiamila said.

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APC's Laguda wins bye-election, replaces Gbajabiamila

In another development, Legit.ng reported that Fuad Laguda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 Bye-Election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof Simeon Adebayo, said Laguda scored a total of 11,203 votes.

Laguda has replaced Femi Gbajabiamila, who was appointed Chief of Staff to President Tinubu in mid-2023.

Gbajabiamila had won his re-election into the House for the sixth consecutive term to represent the Surulere 1 Federal Constituency before he was appointed as Tinubu's CoS.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.