A bill seeking to regulate the use of social media has gone through the second reading at the senate.
The bill sponsored by Senator Mohammed Musa, was first read in the senate last November 5.
Among others, the bill prescribes a three year jail term, or n300, 000 for individual offenders and n10 million for corporate offenders.
The bill’s sponsor explains that it has 36 clauses, including provision which will prevent peddlers of falsehood and manipulated contents from accessing internet.
The senate president, Ahmed Lawan, referred the bill to the senate judiciary committee after a short debate during the Wednesday plenary.
Lawan directs the committee to undertake further legislative work on the bill, and report back to the senate within the next four weeks..