Many Nigerian Twitter users have thrown mud at Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari for declaring her support for proposed social media bill.
Speaking on Friday at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) general assembly meeting in Abuja, the First Lady said China has been able to control the use of social media by its 1.3 billion population and sees no reason why Nigerian can’t.
She said, “On this issue of social media, you cannot just sit in the comfort of your house and tweet that the Vice President has resigned. It is a serious issue. ”
“If China can control over 1.3 billion people on social media, I see no reason why Nigeria cannot attempt controlling only 180 million people.”
This statement has sparked outrage in the Nigerian social media sphere with many Nigerians expressing their displeasure at the comparison between Nigeria, a democratic country and China, a communist state.
See some of the reactions below:
Dear Aisha Buhari, in china, if a government official is found guilty of corruption, he/she will be shot to death and the bullet is paid for by his/her family. How about we copy this from China, not just social media control pic.twitter.com/bca1us0TSO
— Obinna Nwosu (@obi_Nwosu) November 30, 2019
When Kyari's daughter wanted to beat Aisha Buhari, social media saved her, when her husband wanted to secretly take a second wife in her absence, we let her know through social media and she rushed home. Today Aisha want social media regulated. It's ok🚶🚶
— 🛑PROF Ozo-Nna-Nyere-Nwa (Affidavit) (@nwa_anambra) November 30, 2019
Since the cabals threatened Aisha Buhari with marrying a new wife for Baba Buhari, the following has happened.
1. She begged Kogi people to re-elect failed Yahaya Bello.
2.She's supporting the Social Media & Hate speech Bill.
The cabal is so powerful,they can shut down anyone.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) November 30, 2019
I agree with Aisha Buhari that China regulates TV.
Aisha should also agree with China on the policy of hanging corrupt politicians.
She should also agree with China on limiting the family members of their politicians from studying and living abroad.#mompha #NairaMarley
— Emperor (@DeLordEmperor) November 30, 2019
Aisha Buhari is talking about regulating social media and using China regulating its 1b population on social media as an example. See, this woman isn't different from her husband. The only reason why he didn't take a second wife and new first Lady was social media mockery.
— Bowale (@Son_of_a_O) November 29, 2019