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NASS Denies Broadcaster Access To Cover Social Media Bill Hearing




A Radio broadcaster has taken to the social media to laments over how she was ridiculed at the entrance of the National Assembly building while attempting to join other reporters to cover the Social Media hearing which was recently debated at the house floor.

Naija News understands that Amplified Radio is African based on-line talk and music radio station.

Reacting to the incident, the radio broadcaster who is identified as @ProfUkay on Twitter took to her account to narrate her ordeal with the security guards at the gate of the National Assembly.

According to her, she was denied access to represent her organisation to cover the Social Media Bill with the claims that she was not properly dressed.

Not satisfied with the treatment, the broadcaster wrote: “Dear @nassnigeria what is your dress code policy for entering the National Assembly? Today I was denied access to cover the #socialmediabill public hearing for my organisation @AmplifiedR on the grounds that I am indecently dressed.”

“This gown comes exactly to my knees yet it is tagged “too short”. Several people were astounded as I was denied access tag kept asking “which gown is too short. Do you know what short is?” she asked.

“I have lost the opportunity to contribute to and report this very important public hearing because of gatekeepers who don’t know how to do their jobs.”

She added, “We need to do better as citizens. The National Assembly is one place Nigerians can generally call their own. Denying people access on frivolous grounds is an abuse of the rights of citizens.”

“One guy who spoke up on my behalf was denied access too because he was wearing jeans with a few rips.”

See her tweet below;

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Meanwhile, Naija News had reported earlier that Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reiterated that federal government will ensure proper regulation of its citizens’ activities on social media, adding that there is no country that will accept irregularities and abuse of its peace, security and stability.

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