Senate President, Bukola Saraki, says the Senate would do the right thing when the Bill on Frivolous Petition gets to its Third Reading at the Senate.
Saraki says Nigerians should be rest assured that any part of the bill that does not conform to human rights will be removed.
While stressing that the bill is not called ‘social media bill’, the Senate President said the bill has nothing to do with social media.
Speaking on Wednesday, at the Lagos Business School Dinner, Saraki said the issues addressed by Nigerians would be addressed when the bill goes to public hearing.
“I think there is need for clarity on that and to let you know that those that led the protest, we have received their letters, we have told them to be rest assured that by the time it goes to committee work, and goes to public hearing, some of these things will come up.
“We have only debated the principle of the bill, we have not gone into the details of the bill. So, if there is any part of the bill that does not conform to human rights, be rest assured that the Senate will do the proper thing. So there was no bill that was brought forward called social media bill.
“But you must understand that when those bills come to the floor of the Senate, they come as argument on the principle of the bill, and the principle of that bill was Frivolous Petition, nothing to do with social media but later on we did find out that there was a section in it about social media.
“That will go away when it comes to third reading, where you consider the Bill section by section.”