SENATE TO FIX DATE FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON SOCIAL MEDIA REGULATION BILL 2019.

The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters said it would fix a date for a public hearing on the controversial Social Media Regulation Bill 2019 next week.
This is coming barely four days after the contentious bill passed second reading on the floor of the Senate.
But, the Nigerian Bar Association and human rights lawyers, especially senior advocates of Nigeria, and sociopolitical groups vowed to storm the public hearing to present their views on the obnoxious bill.
However, the chairman of the Senate committee, Opeyemi Bamidele, in an exclusive interview with one of our correspondents said notice would be given to the relevant stakeholders because of the interests the bill had generated.
The bill seeks to make provisions for protection from Internet falsehood and manipulations and other related matters.
However, senators Ibrahim Gobir, Elisha Abbo and Abba Moro, in their various contributions, supported the bill during the debate that lasted about 10 minutes.