Senate begins public hearing on social media Bill

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Nigeria Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
Nigeria Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The Senate commenced a public hearing on the controversial social media Bill on Monday in Abuja.

The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and for related matters, 2019,” was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger East.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan arrived at the venue 11.30 am after which the event commenced with a rendition of the National Anthem.

Already seated are Human rights activists, heads of media organizations, Civil Society Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), including the Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Mr Clement Nwankwo, etc.

Others include the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, Chief Executive Officers of Media Organizations, Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore and Convener of Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, among others.

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