Bishop Oyedepo’s Shiloh decree on ‘Hate Speech Bill’ comes to pass as Senate bows to pressure, throws out bill.
The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has said the Senate would no longer pass the proposed anti social media and hate speech bills.
He said this following the public outcry and condemnations that greeted the hate speech bill.
Bishop Oyedepo had declared during the first Night of Encounter at Shiloh 2019 that the bill was ‘dead on arrival’.
Despite passing the second reading which is one of the most important stages required before a bill can become law, the bill which was copied almost word for word from Singapore has now been laid to rest.