OrderPaperToday РVehicular and pedestrian  movement was temporarily disrupted at the main entrance to the National Assembly as aggrieved Nigerians protested against what they described as anti-social media bill being considered by the senate.

Singing all sorts of solidarity songs, the marchers who were in their hundreds insisted that the proposed bill be scrapped saying that it is an infringement on the rights of citizens.

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Chief convener of the protest, Aisha Yesufu, noted that there are more serious issues to tackle than wasting time trying to make an anti-people law.

Another convener, Okenwa Enyeribe, described the bill as a monumental waste of time.

Joining his voice to those against the bill, Mukhtar Dan’Iyan, said the protesters will not rest until the bill is killed.

Addressing the protesters, Members of the Senate Committee on Media led by Shehu Sani, assured that the 8th National Assembly will not pass any law that is seen as gagging the media.

The controversial bill known as “Frivolous Petitions and Other Related Matters Bill 2015” sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn N’Alla passed through second reading last week.

The protesters had converged at the Unity Fountain near the popular Transcorp Hilton hotel from where they undertook the short march to the precincts of the national assembly.



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