The Senate has today, declared that it is not desperate to pass the social media bill.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Ajibola Basiru, gave the assurance in a statement in Abuja.
Basiru was reacting to an online publication that said the Senate was desperate to pass he bill despite rejection by Nigerians.
Basiru said, “This report is yet another example of irresponsibility taken too far as there has not been any recommendation for passage of the bill by the Senate.
“It should be a common knowledge by all that the Senate conducts its sittings in the open and matters for consideration are well-laid out and, therefore, would not require anyone’s investigation to ‘dig’ out what the Senate would do.
“The relevant committee of the Senate has not submitted its report for the bill to be passed at all or surreptitiously as claimed.
“We will not allow unscrupulous writers to denigrate the Senate and ridicule the great work that is on-going.”