People blame me for my father’s actions, says Buhari’s daughter, Zahra ..Says she’s been bullied …Backs Social Media Bill

Zahra Indimi, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that many Nigerians attack her on the social media for decisions solely taken by her father.
According to reports, Zahra made the statement during the first edition of “An Afternoon with Zahra”, an event organised in Abuja by her Foundation, ZMB Homes, tagged: “#ConversationWithZahra”.
The event, which cost N10,000 per person, attracted several young persons.
Speaking on her experience with cyber-bullies and how she developed confidence to handle them, Zahra wondered why people attack her over issues of governance though she is not in office with her father. Narrating her story she said, “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, however, said she prays for those who bully her online because she has learnt to move on with life.
She asked victims of cyber-bullying not to be intimidated by hateful persons, adding that many unfavourable comments were made out of envy.
On the Social Media Regulation Bill, which has passed second reading in the Senate, Zahra said she supports fair regulation of social media, “but we have to see and understand the content of the bill.”
Zahra added, “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.”.

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