After a widespread outrage about the introduction of social media bill, the Senate has withdrawn the frivolous petition bill sponsored by Bala Ibn Na’Allah believed to have been aimed at restricting freedom of expression.
The withdrawal of the bill followed the report of the upper chamber’s Committee on Human Rights and Legal Matters submitted by David Umar today. It was clear in the report that the bill amounted to violation of citizens’ rights, and contradicted extant laws, imposing duty of investigation on petitioners and serving as stumbling block to the fight against corruption. A lot of people have been rejoicing over this on social media networks and saying RIP. Such a good news.