Aisha Buhari backs social media bill


First Lady Aisha Buhari may have thrown her weight behind the controversial social media bill which triggered outrage.

Mrs. Buhari dropped hint of where she stood on the divisive issue on Friday at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs general assembly and national executive council meeting held at the National Mosque, Abuja, saying Nigeria could not afford not to regulate the social media space.

She said: “On this issue of social media, you cannot just sit in the comfort of your house and tweet that the Vice President has resigned. It is a serious issue. If China can control over 1.3 billion people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria cannot attempt controlling only 180 million people.

“We must do justice to ourselves. Most of us here, as a result of the long time of injustice done to others, cannot go to our villages and sleep with our two eyes closed.

“We all know that my husband has three years to go. We either fasten our seatbelts and do the needful or we all regret it very soon.”

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