Oyo says no to Social Media Bill
By Tasie Theodore
The Oyo State Governor and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly have affirmed that the state will not endorse any move to pass a Social Media Bill that would impose additional restrictions on the users of social media platforms in the country.
Complementing the Governor’s position, House Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin also emphasised that the state would not endorse any plans to bring in the controversial law under any guise.
Makinde also addressed the issue of the legal platform undergirding the inquiry and its connection with related initiatives by the Federal Government on the saga:
There have been repeated efforts at the National Assembly to introduce a new Social Media Bill which many believe is a direct gambit to stifle free speech and expression in the country.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State