Saturday, June 11, 2016

Abike Dabiri Replies Ex-Indian Minister Calling For Ban On Nigerians

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has described the statement by Ravi Naik, a former Indian Chief Minister, on Nigerians as “condescending and unacceptable”.

In a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Dabiri-Erewa said the call by Naik for a ban by the Central Government of India on Nigerians from entering the country was rather unfortunate.

The SSA said though the statement of Naik was personal to him and does not represent the Indian government, such comment was demeaning and condemnable of a former high ranking government official.

Dabiri-Erewa said: “As Nigerians, we respect humanity and will not descend so low to use derogatory words even for Indians in Nigeria who are involved in illegal activities. Rather, we will allow the law to take its course.”

She, however, reiterated her calls on Nigerians in the Diaspora to be law abiding as any Nigerian found guilty of breaking the laws of any land will have to face the consequences.

She stressed that Nigeria will not tolerate any condescending comments on her nationals as respect begets respect.


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  2. Good reply from Madam Abike Dabiri

  3. Yes oo...respect beget respect


  4. Silly Indian minister

  5. Gbam we also have indians in Nigeria involved in illicit acts