- Senate President Godswill Akpabio has expressed doubt over the possibility of the 10th assembly regulating the social media
- Akpabio said the social media is just a platform like others used to commit defamation
- He added that there are many laws in place, some of which already cover social media
Akpabio reveals why 10th NASS won't review social media bill
Akpabio, who was represented by Shuaib Salisu, the chairman of the Senate committee on ICT, expressed doubt on the 10th assembly regulating the social media as speculated.
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The Senate president said:
"I am not sure that there is going to be a specific bill on social media regulation. However, there are emailing laws in various areas, social media is just one space".
Akpabio played down the rumoured threats posed by the social media. He said the the social media is just like traditional media used to commit defamation.
Senate president explains the importance of social media to Africa
Akpabio described the event as a significant one, adding that it marked important moment in ongoing efforts to bridge digital divide in Africa.
He also said the theme of the event reflected the yearning of all Africans for accelerated technological development in the country.
The senate president said the world in now a global village, adding that the significance of digital policy and the internet to Nigeria Africa's development cannot be onveremphasised.
Tribunal: "I don't see APC not maintaining the control of the house", Analyst
Legit.ng earlier reported that the tribunal sacked no less than four senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Some Nigerians are of the view that the ruling party may lose its majority seat should the trend continue.
But Lekan Otufodunrin, a public commentator, told Legit.ng that the ruling party would still maintain its majority because the sacking was across the political parties.