Like play like play, what happened in Uganda may likely happen in Nigeria. Ugandan’s are now paying to use social media.
Well, Abdulfatai Buhari the chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime has said that the National Assembly will make laws to regulate what Nigerians do on social media.
According to him, social media should be regulated because many Nigerians are misusing it. If left unregulated, he says, the activities on social media are capable of setting the country on fire, especially as the country approaches national election.
“We have got experts to advise us and we have presented a bill to the senate. The bill has passed the first reading and it has been listed for the second reading.’’
He said a lot of Nigerians make false claims and false accusations on social media to bring down those perceived to be their political enemies.
According to the Chairman, youths should use their ICT talent to develop the country’s economy and not use it to attack one another.
Do you know what the bill contains? Nobody knows, but part of regulating social media means taxing the citizens just like what Uganda and Zambia did.
You may likely be paying to use social media except if this bill is turned down.