The Senate on Tuesday, 19th November 2019,passed the bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and related matters, for a second reading.
It is popularly known as anti-Social media bill, sponsored by the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Sani Musa.
Only Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu State, spoke against the bill while Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah raised a constitutional point of order to caution the red chamber against its passage.
However, Senators Ibrahim Gobir, Elisha Abbo, and Abba Moro supported the bill in their various contributions during the debate that lasted about 10 minutes.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, put the passing of the bill for a second reading to a voice vote after confirming that no senator was ready to speak against it.
The majority of the lawmakers in the chamber voted in support of the bill and it was read the second time.