Zahra declares position on social media bill


Daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra Buhari Indimi has urged Nigerian youths to be patient and understand the content of the social media bill.

The call was made while pledging support for the controversial bill at the first edition of “An Afternoon with Zahra”, an event organised by her foundation, ZMB Homes.

She told the ‘Interview that, “We have to see and understand the content of the present social media regulation bill. Whatever it is, you need to understand and know the implication of the bill. That’s what we need to do as young people.

“We need to research more, understand what is going on instead of just making silly comments every now and then and blaming people for no reason. So I am in support of regulations, but fair regulations.”

Zahra who also stated that she was cyberbullied in 2015, wondered why she was a major target to issues pertaining to governance.

“2015 was when I knew what bullying was. It started with my photos going viral. I was having a yoga class, sweating. But people were busy sending my pictures up and down,” she said.

“People used it for their gain during campaign. The 2015 elections went well. But, after 100 days, the blow started coming. ‘Zaire, your father did this. Zahra, your father did that.

“I kept wondering why people do this to me constantly. I said to myself, ‘Zahra you are a woman. Zahra, you are educated. Zahra, you have a son and a family that loves you.’

“Those bullies do not have families. They are just floating. When they insult you, just let them be. They are trying to cover up some things they are feeling within,” she added.