Bakare said this on Tuesday while responding to rumours that he is in full support of the bill that would monitor and control social media platforms.
Making clarifications, Bakare said, in an interview with Arise Tv, that he is not calling for social media regulation, but that the law should make social media effective and not create confusion in Nigeria.
Bakare said: “Well everything in life including your freedom and mine within our boundary is dangerous.
“I’m not asking for regulation but we must find a way within our law to use the social media productively and not to fill it with fake news that can incite people or bring chaos into society but to advance the development of our nation and our people.”
Meanwhile, Bakare had declared his readiness to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Nowhere in my @AriseTV interview did I “demand regulation of social media in Nigeria” as is currently making the rounds. We may agree to disagree, but we must always be fair and factual in our reporting. Clickbait and #FakeNews can snowball into grave unintended consequences. pic.twitter.com/EA4Cxja8S2
— Pastor Tunde Bakare (@T_Bakare) November 2, 2020