The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for the regulation of social media in Nigeria saying it will protect all Nigerians from its negative aspect.
The Speaker, said this while speaking on Channels Television, explaining that the National Assembly has been contemplating regulating social media for a long time but had faced harsh criticism over attempts to regulate social media.
According to Gbajabiamila: “Like everything in life, there has to be regulation. We know that social media is perhaps the most potent instrument that can be used for good and can be used for the negative.
“We welcome the good. That is my position about social media regulation.
“National Assembly has been contemplating regulation for a long time. Each time they do, people will kick. Why do you kick? They say freedom of speech.”
Recently, the Nigerian government suspended Twitter from operating in the country because Nigerians were using the platform to push for Nigeria’s disintegration.