The Nigerian senate has reacted to the criticisms trailing the hate speech bill which has already passed first reading in the house.
The red chambers said the hate speech bill was not the idea of the House but it was solely sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi.
This was disclosed by the acting spokesperson for the senate, Senator Godiya Akwashiki on Monday in Abuja, while speaking with newsmen.
He said further that the bill will be determined by the House after a thorough deliberation by the lawmakers.
It was gathered that Senator Abdullahi said the bill he sponsored was aimed at achieving peace in the country.