US Sanction : Nigeria under Siege — Anti-Hate Speech Bill sponsor

Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi

The sponsor of the Nigeria  controversial Hate Speech Bill, Senator , says Nigeria is faced with impending sanctions by the United State following her inclusion on the ‘special watchlist’ of the American over high cases of religious and ethnic persecution.

READ ALSO :  Zamfara governor’s adviser, gives reasons for dumping his boss

Abdullahi, in a statement said the  recent announcement by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, of Nigeria’s inclusion in the religion violations’ list is a sign that Nigeria is under siege.

WAEC 2022 Massive Recruitment for Graduates - APPLY NOW

Abdullahi, who also doubled as the  deputy chief whip of the Senate, noted that the bill was receiving strong support from Nigerians.

ALSO READ : Police officer beats his wife mercilessly over N500 in Kaduna

“Like I’ve always stated, only those who are against the unity of Nigeria will oppose the bill by hiding under the guise of protecting free speech.”

He also said , the  anti-hate speech law is needed to save Nigeria from ethno-religious violence “Before Nigeria is consumed by religious and ethnic violence, we must all rise to save the country from people using hate speech for personal gains,” he said.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.