The lawmaker representing Oyo North senatorial district in the The Senate, Dr AbdulFatai Buhari has disclosed that the National Assembly will make law to regulate what Nigerians do on social media.
He said a lot of Nigerians made false claims and false accusations on social media to bring down those perceived to be their political enemies.
Buhari, who chairs the Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, spoke at the 2018 Cybersecurity Conference in Abuja on Tuesday.
Daily Trust quoted Buhari, who was also a former member of the House of Representatives, as saying that social media should be regulated because many Nigerians are misusing it.
“If left unregulated,” Buhari explained, “the activities on social media are capable of setting the country on fire, especially as the country approaches national election.“
He said: “We have got experts to advise us and we have presented a bill to the Senate. The bill has passed the first reading and it has been listed for the second reading.’’