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Osinbajo decries hate speech

The acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has denounced and rebuked the habit of hate speech by Nigerians. He brought this to light during his opening remark at the National Economic Council, NEC, Retreat held at the presidential villa, yesterday the 17th of August.

He ascribed hate speech to be parallel with terrorism and noted how harmful it can be to the survival and progress of our dear nation.

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Credit: Premium times

The law, that is the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011 (as amended), defines terrorism as, an act which is deliberately done with malice, an afterthought and which may seriously harm or damage a country or an international organisation.

Prof Osinbajo has stated that dire consequences await anyone caught making inciting comments that can lead to violence whilst threatening the unity of the nation. He also encouraged political, religious and business leaders to take a hard stance with their followers as regards this and not support any hate speech in their respective communities.

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