N5million fine on hate speech is an attempt to silence people – Apostle Suleman
Apostle Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries has stated that the newly approved fine against hate speech is an attempt to silence people.
The law against hate speech got reviewed with the fine for offenders increased from N500,000 to N5million.
This was revealed on October 9, by Lai Mohammed, the minister for information and culture.
Reacting to the new development, Apostle Suleman said, ‘ just read about N5m fine for hate speech…there is a thin line btw freedom of speech/hate speech..this is a deliberate attempt to silence people..we could back date its implentation to 2014’.
‘What should be addressed is fake news..lies been peddled.unverified stories..that way,there will be media-sanity..but with this,every voiced opinion that appears confrontational to govt will be tagged ‘hate speech’…leaders,always remember you won’t be in power forever’.
He wrapped up by saying, ‘lord visit nigeria with your mercy..take out everyone against our wellbeing..whether among the rulers or the opposition..give us people who will take care of the poor and give jobs..make nigeria a place no one will be willing to leave..we know it will come to pass in Jesus name’.