The 10th National Assembly will not look into the social media control law, according to Godswill Akpabio, President of the Senate.
Akpabio cited the existence of existing legislation governing the use of social media in the nation as justification for the choice.
At the Tuesday Parliamentarian Symposium of the Africa Internet Governance Forum (AIGF), Akpabio, who was represented by Sen. Shuiab Salisu, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on ICT, made this statement.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) organized the event in Abuja.
Akpabio said: “I am not sure that there is going to be a specific bill on social media regulation.
“However, there are emailing laws in various areas, social media is just one space.
“So, rather than having specific legislation on social media, I will rather say social media is just one platform.
“The same way people have used regular media platforms to commit libel.”