Buhari’s daughter, Zahra, laments attack on social media over father’s actions

Zahra Indimi, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has lamented the treatment she receives on social media for decisions taken by her father.

Speaking at the first edition of An Afternoon with Zahra on November 30 which attracted several young persons, Zahra said she was in support of the social media bill, saying it would stop cyberbullying.

“2015 was when I knew what bullying was. It started with my photos going viral. I was actually having a yoga class and I was sweating but people were busy sending my pictures up and down. People used it for their gain during the campaign,” she said.

The president’s daughter added: “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.”

The social media bill, however, has sparked outrage in the public space with many saying it would undermine the freedom of speech.