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Buhari’s Government Budgets N336m To Fight Hate Speech And Others

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Buhari's Government Budgets N336m To Fight Hate Speech And Others

The Muhammadu Buhari led government has budgeted N336 million to fight hate speech and fake news . 

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the development has been greeted with knocks by critics who maintain that its a way of stifling free speech.

The proposal presented the National Assembly by the president on Thursday October 8 reveals that the N336 million will be spent on special enlightenment programs on government policies and programs; testimonial series to guage the impact of government policies on citizenry, advocacy against fake news, hate speech, farmers-herders clashes, banditry and rape .

It read;

 

“ERGP9124023 Special enlightenment campaign on government policies and programmes; testimonial series to gauge the impact of government policies on the citizenry, advocacy against fake news, hate speech, farmers-herder clashes, banditry, rape etc. ongoing- N336,015,959.”

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