Hate Speech Bill: You have no business in government if you’re afraid of criticisms – Alaafin tackles NASS | TND Online News - THE NEW DAWN ONLINE

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hate Speech Bill: You have no business in government if you’re afraid of criticisms – Alaafin tackles NASS | TND Online News

Alaafin of Oyo

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, on Thursday, 19th December, 2019 berated the National Assembly over the re-introduction of the anti-hate speech bill by the Senate.

TND ONLINE NEWS recalls that anti-hate speech bill, which seeks to regulate and punish people who make unguarded statements was recently re-introduced by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi. 

But, the monarch, while speaking at a book presentation and platinum recognition as parts of activities marking the 70th anniversary of the Nigerian Tribune titles, insisted that anyone who doesn’t want to be criticised has no business in government.

At the event are; former Chief of Army Staff, General Theophilus Danjuma, foremost Afenifere leader, Chief Rueben Fasoranti, foremost Legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola, former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbega Daniel, former Secretary to Oyo state Government, Chief Michael Koleosho and Group Managing Director of Odu’a Investment Company Limited, Mr. Adewale Raji.

The monarch, while addressing the gathering, challenged lawyers and other professionals not to allow the bill to sail through, saying death penalty should not be the punishment for abuse.


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