Moses Jonah I.
Rome/ Abuja- Sometime last year Deji Adeyanju accused National Dispora Commission, NIDCOM, Chairman Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, of peddling fake rumors and someone who is not informed before laying claim to facts.
In a statement published in Vanguard Newspaper on 30th March, 2018, signed by it’s National Publicity Secretary, Theophilus Abu Agada, the group however called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the assistant for what it described as “the scam called Martin Luther King Jr’s leadership award conferred on president Muhammadu Buhari.”
He went ahead to even ask President Buhari to sack her for gross incompetence and disgracing the Presidency in the international community .
According to the group, “Our attention has just been drawn to a statement made by the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Foreign Relations and Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
“Mrs. Abike Dabiri, during a live radio program on Ray Power FM, referred to our convener, Deji Adeyanju as an ‘Idiot’ for exposing the scam called Martin Luther King Jr’s leadership award conferred on president Muhammadu Buhari.
“We find it amusing that instead of clarifying to Nigerians on the sham award, the senior special assistant to the President, in her usual condescending way of responding to issues of national importance, resorted to insults and petty name calling. The group said.
The Diaspora Commission is expected to act as liason link between Nigerians abroad and President Mahammadu Buhari.
But as it seems the events of late have exposed Hon Abike’s shallow mindedness, President Buhari is the victim here because every Nigerian abroad thinks he doesn’t really care.
This have been the case with several issues arising from Nigeria’s various Embassies all around the world. She has always addressed them as though Nigerians are not known for their good behavior rather fraudulent acts alone.
The case of Mrs Emevon, most recently Ms Patience in Italy video which she has gone viral due to reasons believed to asking for passport to return to Nigeria.
The approach of NIDCOM Chairman, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, as usual has be to conderm Nigerians abroad not taking her time to do a proper investigative journalism. As a journalist she ought to check her facts very well before coming out to make statements.
In recent times one will just have to ponder over the continous defaming and de-marketing of our mother land Nigeria. This is not a good one for our dear President Buhari who is struggling with internal matters at the moment.