The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has faulted the Federal Government’s moves to control social media.
NBA President Olumide Akpata believes the timing is suspicious.
The NBA President made the place identified when he appeared on Channels Tv’s Sunday Politics.
He insisted that social media is regulated already, questioning if the federal government is planning to close it down completely.
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“Are we saying regulate or shutdown? What are we saying as a result of we hear them utilizing regulate? We hear the minister of Info use the phrase ‘sanitize.’ I simply say to myself, ‘what are we attempting to do?’ The timing is suspicious,” he stated.
Akpata admitted that there are irresponsible users of social media however identified that there are already established laws to take care of such kinds of persons.
“And if we need to tweak the laws here and there, as we amend our laws day by day to satisfy with points which will come up that weren’t beforehand contemplated, we’re all nicely and good,” he argued.
He mentioned attempting to utterly shut down social media, which he suspects these in authority are planning on doing, just isn’t going to work.