I am not behind hate speech Bill – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed denied the allegation that he behind the Hate Speech Bill at the .

Addressing newsmen on Monday in , the minister said the allegation made against him by Sen. Francis Fadahunsi representing East Senatorial District, ‘ fake news”.

“You must have read the fake news attributed to Sen. Fadahunsi that I am behind the hate speech bill at the , and that the senator who sponsoring the bill fronting for me

“This is a typical of the fake news we are trying to fight.

“I am not the sponsor of the hate speech bill at the . However, I remain committed to sanitising the social media.

“I have said that all stakeholders will be involved in determining the modalities for regulating the social media,” the minister said.

Fadahunsi had that the minister was behind “the bill aimed at crippling quality and vibrant journalism”.

The lawmaker made the allegation while speaking with Journalists in Oshogbo. (NAN)