Hate speech fine now alternative to Oil revenue – Shehu Sani

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Former Kaduna Lawmaker, Shehu Sani has reacted to reports that the federal Government has increased the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5Million.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, reviewed the penalty for hate speech in Nigeria.

Mohammed at the unveiling ceremony of the reviewed Nigeria Broadcasting Code organized by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Lagos said the penalty for hate speech has increased from N500,000 to N5 million.

Reacting, Sani on his Twitter handle, described the new penalty as a means for the Buhari government to gain revenue, describing it as the new ‘oil revenue’

His tweet read: “ With N5 million as fine for hate speech, we have discovered an alternative to oil revenue.“

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