Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has called on Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the THISDAY Media Group and Arise TV, Nduka Obaigbena to call his staff to order.
In a tweet on her official Twitter handle on Wednesday, May 24, Abike Dabiri responded to AriseTV’s Ayo Mairo-Ese’s accusation of her calling Nigerian youths as cultists and drug dealers.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mairo-Ese accused both President Muhammadu Buhari and Dabiri-Erewa of demarketing Nigeria, while reacting to controversial comments of a UK-based Nigerian Youtuber, Emdee Tiamiyu about Nigerian students in the United Kingdom.
Reacting to Tiamiyu’s comment, Mairo-Ese said;
“I don’t know why Nigerians like to demarket Nigeria on the international scene. Take it back to 2016, our president, the Chief ambassador of Nigeria referred to Nigerian youths as largely lazy and that the United Kingdom should not grant young people asylum because some of the Nigerian youths are criminals.
“The Chairman of NiDCOM, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri had referred to Nigerian youths as cultists and drug dealers, some of them. So, what Emdee Tiamiyu is saying is what some of the leaders have said.”
However, Dabiri who wasn’t comfortable with Mairo’s statement responded on her Twitter page as she wrote;
“I worked hard to be where I am today, and if women nowhere your age and achievements feel the only way to bring you down is spew nonsense, they will meet their waterloo ! Nduka Obaigbena had better call these girls @ARISEtv ruining the broadcast profession to order”.
“I hardly watch the morning show . So no idea who the girls on @ARISEtv are. So thanks for tagging”, she wrote in a follow up Tweet.