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BREAKING: “Social Media Must Be Regulated”: Tinubu’s CoS Gbajabiamila Gives Reason

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As reported by The Punch, Gbajabiamila insisted that social media has become a societal menace and must be regulated.

He made this call while representing Tinubu at a book launch in Lagos state on Thursday, February 8.

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Gbajabiamila said as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he attempted to make a law that will regulate the social media “but we were resisted very vigorously by the Civil Society, Vanguard reported.

He said:

“I think the chickens have finally come home to roost. And I believe we are all on the same page now.”

Tunde Alao, the senior special assistant to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (media), office of the Lagos state deputy governor, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday, February 8.

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“The social media has become a societal menace and must be regulated. As many people do not understand that once the send button is hit, there is a potential to reach millions of people around the world which is capable of causing a great danger not just in the society but even unintended consequences to the individuals that are receiving information which may include security of life,” Gbajabiamila said.

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APC’s Laguda wins Surulere bye-election, replaces Gbajabiamila

In another development, Henzodaily.ng reported that Fuad Laguda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 Bye-Election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof Simeon Adebayo, said Laguda scored a total of 11, 203 votes.

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Laguda has replaced Femi Gbajabiamila, who was appointed Chief of Staff to President Tinubu in mid-2023.

Gbajabiamila had won his re-election into the House for the sixth consecutive term to represent the Surulere 1 Federal Constituency before he was appointed as Tinubu’s CoS.

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