On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 the bill was introduced to the Senate and sponsored by Mohammed Sani Musa, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Niger East Senatorial District.
According to reports, the bill is set to regulate and control the use of social media in Nigeria.If passed into law, the bill seeks to prevent falsehoods and manipulations and counter the effects of such communications and transmission to sanction offenders with a view of encouraging and enhancing transparency by social media platforms using the internet correspondences.
Confirming this is a member of the senate who pleaded to be anonymous, he said
“They have already concluded plans to pass the bill. They are going to hide behind the COVID-19 issue and other national issues and pass the bill without delay. Their plan is to do it once they resume. It is already signed,”