Nigerians React To Lai Mohammed After denying Social Media Bill.

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Many Nigerians have reacted to an interview carried out  on Deutsche Welle TV a German state-owned public international broadcaster  anchor by Tim Sebastian  in which Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, claimed  he was  not informed of the Bill ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill’ which is now known as the “Social Media Bill.”


Also, Femi Fani-Kayode and Reno Omokri are not left out of the criticism of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed

In the interview in London, DW’s Tim Sebastian pointed out that the bill has some Draconian provisions in which journalists can be imprisoned for publishing content about the Nigeria Government.

During his defence, when asked if he is against the bill or not, Lai Mohammed asked Tim who the author of the bill is in the discussion. He added that he is not aware of the bill.

Tim Sebastian, who wondered why a Minister of Information would not know if such a bill exists, fired back by stating that the bill is causing an outcry internationally. Lai Mohammed, however, vehemently stated: “there’s no such bill before the house, I can say that with relative authority.”

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