Seyi Makinde denies support for social media law (video)
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde said on Tuesday that, contrary to media reports, his leaders did not support the federal government’s proposed social media bill.
According to Igbere TV, the governor spoke at the opening of the state judicial commission to investigate police brutality, violation of civil rights and unlawful killings.
Makinde said the commission “consists of eleven (11) members, with Judge Bolayoko Adeniji (retired) as chairman of the commission.
“The jury includes representatives from the legal community, the National Human Rights Commission, the Prosecutor’s Office (DPP), the National Youth Council of Nigeria, representatives of youth protesting against SARS End and the public.
“This commission was formed pursuant to section 2 (1) of the Oyo Cap State Commission of Inquiry 32 of the Oyo State Act 2000, authorizing the Governor to establish a commission of inquiry. However, since this volume extends beyond Oyo State, we are working with the federal government. “
The jury includes representatives from the legal community, the National Human Rights Commission, the Department of the Attorney’s Office (DPP), the National Youth Council of Nigeria, representatives of SARS End protesters youth and the community. pic.twitter.com/enlAJaoTMf
– Seyi Makinde (@seyiamakinde) November 10, 2020
The Governor urged everyone who has faced human rights abuses by security forces to use this opportunity to seek justice. He also said that he “stated that those responsible for the deaths of Isiaki Jimo, Gania Mosod Alaby and Adeoye Taiwo will be brought to the book.”