The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri on Wednesday showed allergy to free speech when she expressed her displeasure with presenters of Arise Television over their fair comment made on Emdee Tiamiyu’s interview with British Broadcasting Corporation.
The interview had endorsed the ban on Nigerian students from bringing their dependants to the United Kingdom.
Reacting, Arise TV anchor, Ayo Mairo-Ese on the Morning Show on Wednesday berated the President Muhammad Buhari for telling the UK government that Nigerian youths are lazy and criminally minded.
She also called out Dabiri for calling the youths drug dealers and cultists.
“I don’t know why Nigerians like to demarket Nigerians on the International scene. Take it back to 2016, our president had referred to Nigerian youths as largely lazy. And that United Kingdom should not grant them asylum because many of them are criminals.
“The chairman of NiDCOM, Dabiri also referred to Nigerian people as cultists and drug dealers.
“So what Emdee Tiamiyu has said is in accordance with what our leaders are saying,” Mairo-Ese said while speaking to Tiamiyu’s interview.
Dabiri later took to her Twitter page debunking the claims made by the presenter and called for the orientation of the presenters (girls) of the television station.
“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,” she wrote.
Tiamiyu recently granted an interview to the BBC, in which he alleged that Nigerians seeking admission into schools in the United Kingdom only considered it as an alternative means of eloping from Nigeria.