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Nigerians tackle Aisha Buhari for backing social media bill

Aisha Buhari, the president’s wife, spark off outrage on Twitter for her support to the proposed legislation for the regulation of social media in the country.

The first lady spoke in support of the regulation of social media on Friday at the meeting of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) in Abuja.

Using China as a model, he said that if social media can be regulated for 1.3 billion people, there is no reason why Nigeria cannot adopt a similar approach.

“On this issue of social media, you cannot just sit in the comfort of your house and tweet that the vice president has resigned, it is a serious issue. If China can control over 1.3bn people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria cannot attempt controlling only 180m people,” she said.

Some Nigerians did not take this statement reclining as they expressed their disappointment on the micro-blogging platform.

“Aisha Buhari legit said on national TV that china controls 1.5 billion people so why shouldn’t Nigeria. The dummy doesn’t know Nigeria is a democracy and not a communist country like China. I blame the ignorant people who voted her husband,” a Twitter user said.

“Dear Aisha Buhari China also kills their corrupt Politicians, we would love Nigeria to start practising that first. Your Aide stole over N2bn, where he saw that money only you know,” another commenter said.

Here is what some Nigerians said: