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End SARS: NBA states position on Buhari govt’s plan to regulate social media

The Nigerian Bar Affiliation, NBA, has faulted the Federal Authorities’s strikes to manage social media.

NBA President, Olumide Akpata believes the timing is suspicious.

The NBA President made the place recognized 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 fully.

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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 Data use the phrase ‘sanitize.’ I simply say to myself, ‘what are we making an attempt to do?’ The timing is suspicious,” he mentioned.

Akpata admitted that there are irresponsible customers of social media however identified that there are already established legal guidelines to cope with such sorts of individuals.

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“And if we have to tweak the legal guidelines right here and there, as we amend our legal guidelines each day to fulfill with points which will come up that weren’t beforehand contemplated, we’re all effectively and good,” he argued.

He mentioned making an attempt to fully shut down social media, which he suspects these in authority are planning on doing, shouldn’t be going to work.

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