- NIDCOM has again reacted to the eviction of its members from its office by NCC
- The NIDCOM's chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said her agency has moved on over the office saga
- Dabiri-Erewa said the commission won’t respond to the statement by the NCC
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has sent a message to the minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ali Pantami, over the lingering crisis over the eviction of members of the agency from its office.
Legit.ng's reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement issued by the head, media and public relations unit NIDCOM, Abuja, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said that her organisation has moved beyond the displacement from its office by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) using armed security operatives.
The presidential aide was reacting to an earlier statement by the NCC exonerating Pantami of any blame in the dislodgement of NIDCOM from the office initially given to it by the NCC.
She said the commission had put the saga behind it and won’t respond to the statement by the NCC.
The statement said: “While we know that he who pays the piper dictates the tune, we remain focused on our core mandate, determined to fulfill our vision and mission statement.
“We hope that all heads of ministries, departments and agencies would continuously treat each other with respect, and apply emotional intelligence at all times, in the service of the administration and the nation.
“We thank Nigerians, both at home and in the diaspora for their overwhelming support during this trying period, and promise to continue to remain focused and work with diligence and determination.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Dabiri-Erewa called Isa Pantami a liar.
It was reported that the Buhari's appointee also subtly laughed off Pantami's PhD title, alleging that the minister has no respect for women.
Dabiri who disclosed this on Twitter told the minister that power is transient.
She had tweeted: "An Islamic scholar should not lie Hon Minister. You did that to me cos I am a woman. Your disrespect for women is legendary. I left the ugly incident behind me since Feb. But pls release all our office equipment. Public office is transient."
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