Go to a stricter management of social networks in Nigeria. This is the suggestion made by Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of the country. Speaking at a General Assembly of the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs in Abuja on Friday, the wife of the Nigerian president was particularly offended by false information on social networks and called for better regulation of these platforms.
« You can not sit in the comfort of your home and tweet that the vice president has resigned. It’s a serious problem, « she teased. For Aisha Buhari, the best example of regulation of social networks is China. « If China can control more than 1.3 billion people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria can not control only 180 million people, » she added.
A parallel that made Nigerian netizens scream for censorship while China is ranked among the countries with the most stringent cyberspace laws in the world. But it is especially that the exit of Mrs. Buhari intervenes in full debate on a bill against the manipulations on the social networks. In second reading in the Senate, the text is seen as a clear intention of the government to restrict freedom of expression.