WATCH VIDEO: “We don’t need the social media bill, count me out” – Gov. Makinde

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The governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has declared absolute nonparticipation in the impending Social Media Bill passed Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Governor made this declaration following a false media claim that the Southwest leaders are hands-on on the bill at regulating social media usage.

According to Seyi Makinde, there is no need for the social media bill since an already cyber unit exists in combatting social media-related offenses.


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“I also clarified the misrepresentation of the position of the Southwest leaders on the so-called social media bill. Contrary to media reports, our position remains that since we already have an extensive Cybercrime Act, 2015 we don’t need any other bills to regulate social media.” He wrote on Twitter.

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Read people’s comments and reactions below;

Martin Beck: One of the few Nigerian leaders who seems to till have some empathy left.

Thank you for speaking up and letting us know where you stand in the heat of this madness and useless shenanigans exhibited by dealers who lead us.

5 virgins from 2nd roundabout for you. 🎊

Nasiru Adoke: The social media bill is just nonsense,we have unemployment,kidnappings,banditory and economic recovery to tackle whats with this social media nonsense..leaders like seyi makinde,shehu sani and dino melaye are what we need this country with certain insensitive and foolish leaders..nigeria 1 country with so many misplaced priorities

Ibydeluxe Udoh: He is young, vibrant and intelligent. He understands that this is democracy, you can’t censor media in democracy. Social media can also save lives. Most importantly, he doesn’t belong to that Buhari’s level.

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ThankGod Mgbemena: Vibrant and intelligent governor. Country that has successfully provided it’s citizens with wifi and electricity can rant about social media regulation… not a useless country like Nigeria where you provide literally everything for yourself and some wicked old dying politicians are looking for ways to cover the mess they made. I mean, why taking social media regulation so serious whereas for years we have cried for police reform, electoral reform and restructuring yet nothing is said or done about it.

Don Brown: A topical leader that have people’s mandate @ heart…
You and the gov of Ebonyi state are the true leaders qualified to govern this country.
Pls, take a bow and go.

Chi MiLion: Governor makinde and Governor zulum are out of this world 👍

Very impressive 🤝

Not like that Governor from South South that is looking for prisoners to come back to prison🤣🤣🤣

I did not call names oo🤷‍♂️😩

Lizzy Omeh: Spoken like a true leader.
There are lot of issues that needs regulation, but no they don’t see it.
They only see the ones that seem as a threat to their bad ways.

Umoh Rex: He is a youth too….vibrant and sensible youth governor.we only have two governor’s in Nigeria, presently, Gov Zulum of Borno State and Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.Others are question marks….??????

Banke Olaoye: The other time some deluded folks open their mouths waaaahhh saying all South West governors endorsed Social Media bill I was like seriously? Maybe they forget we have a real Son of Oduduwa in Oyo state.. 🙄🙄🙄..

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Ogun keyyy and rekeyyy all those Oloriburuku that supporting Social Media rubbish . 😫

Daniel Ayogu: My amiable Governor! The way you are governing Oyo state and your service to humanity makes me think other state governor is doing nothing.keep up the good work