The Honorable Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed has denied the allegation that he is the brain behind the hate speech bill.
It will be recalled that the Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Francis Fadahunsi alleged that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed is the mastermind behind the hate speech bill.
Fadahunsi made this revelation while speaking with Journalists at the weekend. He disclosed that the bill was targeted at vibrant journalism, which has become the bedrock of the country’s democracy in the last two decades.
He also disclosed that Senator Sabi Abdullahi was only a front for the bill that actually originated from the Executive, specifically, Lai Muhammed with the sole motive being to box the media into a corner, where it would no longer have the vibrancy to question those in public offices.