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We won’t pass the hate speech Bill anymore – Senate President

Agbonma Jason

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The senate president Ahmed lawan has disclosed that the house of senate won’t pass the proposed hate speech Bill

This was disclosed in a letter issued by the senate president reacting to a protest notice by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA

Lawan had in his letter to HURIWA dated November 20th 2019 which was endorsed by his Chief of Staff; Alhaji Babagana M. Aji but received on December 4th 2019 titled: “RE: WHY NATIONAL ASSEMBLY’S BILLS AGAINST FREE SPEECH ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL: BY HURIWA,” stated as follows:

“I write to present the compliments of the President of the Senate, His Excellency, Sen. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., CON and to acknowledge receipt of your letter on the above subject wherein you asked the National Assembly to suspend ad infinitum the current attempts at introducing obnoxious legislation to curb access to the social media.”

“His Excellency is appreciative of your concern towards upholding our constitution and your members’ continuous use of their talents as writers to promote, protect and project the human rights of all Nigerians. His Excellency assures you that the Senate will not pass any anti-people laws.”

“While thanking you, please accept the assurances of the President of the Senate.”

READ: Bishop Oyedepo Condemns hate speech Bill, says ‘It’s dead already’

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