Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Muhammad Buhari, has thrown her weight
behind the controversial social media bill being deliberated upon in the
While many Nigerians have kicked against it saying it is a ploy to
gag Nigerians, the first lady in her submission, said the regularization
of social media is needed to checkmate fake news.
The First Lady, who made her position known when she spoke at the
General Assembly of the Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs
(NSCIA) in Abuja on Friday November 29th, said if China with could
regulate social media, she sees no reason why Nigeria cannot.
“On this issue of social media, you cannot just sit in
the comfort of your house and tweet that the Vice President has
resigned. It is a serious issue. If China can control over 1.3 billion
people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria cannot attempt
controlling only 180 million people” the Nation quotes her as saying.