The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah has cautioned the Federal Government against planned regulation of social media, saying it could hinder freedom of speech.
Kukah stated this while speaking at the convocation lecture of Achievers University, Owo in Ondo State, titled: “Some reasons why Nigeria has failed to achieve greatness”.
The Bishop, who said that the freedom to speak must be done responsibly, asked government to be careful on the planned regulation. He added that the social media is an avenue for Nigerians to bear their minds and feelings about happenings in the country.
According to Kukah, most of the people at the corridor of power today are not aware of the struggle made for the country’s nascent democracy. He said that he was ready to defend freedom of speech in Nigeria with the last drop of his blood.
He noted that a nation thrive on free flow of ideas and information among its citizenry.