Abike Dabiri-Erewa Reacts to UK Parlimanetarian's Comment on Nigeria
- The chairman of Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa is not happy about the comments made by Kemi Badenoch
- In a reaction to Badenoch's comment, the presidential aide said she will keep her comments on the matter for a later date
- Dabiri-Erewa's response was in reaction to a post by a Twitter user who berated Badenoch over the comment she made on Nigerian politicians
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Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Thursday, July 14, condemned the comments made by the Nigerian-born British parliamentarian, Kemi Badenoch on some of the activities of Nigerian politicians.
Speaking during an event to mark the commencement of her campaign for the office of the UK prime minister, Badenoch accused Nigerian politicians of converting public funds to personal use.
Stating that most Nigerian politicians convert public funds to their piggybanks, Badenoch alleged that the politicians pollute not just the earth but the whole political atmosphere with their failure to serve others.
She added that she came to Britain determined to make her way in a country where hard work and honesty can take you anywhere.
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However, reacting on Twitter, a user, Iyabo Awako wrote:
“I am very angry this morning. Angry at the nonsense said by @KemiBadenoch the MP/Conservative Party UK in her declaration to run for the office of PM.
"Ms Badenoch, you are off to a poor start. very tactless start in fact. How on earth is it okay for you to use Nigeria’s so-called."
In response to Awako's tweet, Dabiri-Erewa registered her anger about Badenoch's comments about Nigerian politicians.
“I am just as angry. I second your thoughts here and will keep my comments for a later date.”
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