- Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of diaspora commission, and Bashir Ahmad, President Buhari's aide on new media, reacted to Cardi B's tweet saying she was filing for Nigerian citizenship
- Dabiri-Erewa responded to the American rapper's tweet saying Nigeria's doors are open to her
- Cardi B had jokingly tweeted she is filing for Nigerian citizenship following the airstrike by the US which killed Iran's top military commander
The chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has reacted to the tweet by the American rapper Cardi B jokingly saying she was filing for Nigerian citizenship after the US airstrike.
President Donald Trump had ordered an airstrike in Iran which killed a top Iranian commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.
The airstrike which caused division among the US lawmakers led to heated reactions on social media platforms, especially Twitter where #WorldWarThree and other variations were trending.
Several memes about World War III were trending on Twitter as many believed a retaliation by Iran might degenerate into a full-blown war.
Jokingly reacting to the memes, Cardi B who had adopted a Nigerian name when she visited Nigeria late 2019 (Chioma B) said she was filing for her Nigerian citizenship.
She described the move by President Trump to carry out an airstrike as "dumbest move...till date".
Cardi B's tweet got the attention of Dabiri-Erewa who said Nigeria's doors are open to the American rapper.
"As one in charge of the Diaspora for Ngr, We can’t wait to receive you again. Our doors are open, sister. And you need to talk a walk through the Door of Return in Badagry . It’s an indescribable experience," Dabiri-Erewa tweeted.
Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, also reacted to Cardi B's tweet.
The presidential aide also jokingly tweeted that Cardi B's choice of Nigeria has put an end to the usual playful rivalry between the country and its West African neighbour, Ghana.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a message published on his official website, vowed revenge for the killing of Maj. Gen. Suleimani, saying that "harsh revenge awaits the criminals" involved.
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