Bukola Saraki Promises Quick Passage Of Anti-Hate Speech And Anti-Jungle Justice Bills

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said that the Upper Chamber will speed up the passage of the Anti-Hate Speech and the Anti-Jungle Justice Bills as soon as it is presented. According to him, this is in a bid to stem the recurrent instances of jungle justice and hate speech within the country.
“The Hate Speech Bill will help to mitigate verbal attacks or expressions against individuals or groups on the basis of ethnicity, religion, and even gender. “This will help to send a clear message with accompanying punitive measures to those negative elements in our society that are fond of distasteful comments that hurt, offend and provoke retaliation,” Saraki said in Abuja on Tuesday in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu. He expressed hope that these bills will help curtail extra-judicial killings and encourage exploring statutory legal channels.
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