Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said Nigerians will suffer greatly if it allows the Social Media bill championed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed and the Hate Speech Bill introduced by Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi,
The bill is openly supported by the controversial Senator involved in the Abuja sex-toy fracas, Elisha Abbo and Former Minister of Interior, Senator Abba Morro, who supervise the deadly Immigration recruitment scandal that led to the death of 15 Nigerians in 2014.
According to Fani-Kayode, the Social Media Bill and the Hate Speech Bill are the greatest threats to democracy and freedom of expression in the history of Nigeria.
He said, “The Social Media Bill and the Hate Speech Bill are the greatest threats to democracy and freedom of expression in the history of Nigeria.”
“If the National Assembly makes the mistake of passing either or both of these two Bills Nigerians will suffer the consequences for many generations to come and human rights, liberty and freedom will be a thing of the past in our country.”
“I would urge Nigerians not to view this matter with their usual indifference, complacency, docility, stoicism and lily-livered cowardice because the whole thing is an insidious attempt to silence their tongues, cage their spirits, capture their souls, break their ability to resist tyranny and evil and finally turn them into a nation of pliant little quislings, slaves and errand boys.”
What we are witnessing is the final and greatest manifestation of the fascistic, totalitarian and authoritarian state which, like Hitler’s Germany, is creeping up and hiding under the guise of democracy Buhari and his friends want Nigeria to be like Stalin’s Soviet Union or, better still, like today’s North Korea and Saudi Arabia where dissent, oppositon to Government, plurality of views, variety of opinion, individual rights and criticism of Government policy and the maximum dictator is forbidden & where total power is concentrated in the hands of just one man. This is the classic Orwellian nightmare & it is unfolding before our very eyes.
If they get away with it and achieve their objectives Nigeria is finished and within a matter of years we will become the blight of Africa,the pariah of the Third World,
the laughing stock of the international community & the worlds largest prison.
What a terrible fate for a people that are so compliant,so trusting,so innovative, so resourceful,so resilient &so blessed.