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NIDCOM Boss Suffers Backlash From Tweeps Of Profiling Nigerians In Indonesia

Nigerian via the Twitter platform have accused Abike Dabire-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, of profiling the community of Nigerians living in Indonesia.

The saga started on Monday when Dabiri-Erewa shed some light on an incident at an Indian based university involving some Nigerian students and others of African descent.

Abike Who shared profiling via twitter received a reply In the comment section, by a a tweep identified as #sensegiver1 replied, “She should go to Indonesia and see how Nigerians are treated. Mumu (slang for foolish) woman supporting a failed government. She’s equally part of the failure. Eye service!”

Dabiri-Erewa said, Who also responded back said “Ode! You go to Indonesia, carry drugs, do cultism, and come begging to be rescued from death sentence . Thank God for NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency) now saving people like you from death row.”

However, her first part from her reply has stirred up a lot of slams by some tweeps accusing her of reinforcing a negative stereotype of Nigerians in Indonesia.

Blessed, an identified tweep said, “Since you’re playing hide-and-seek with honesty, the problem is that a govt official profiled all Nigerians in Indonesia as drug peddlers & cultists & retweeted a tweet calling Igbos Nyamiri.”

Another tweep Mazi Gomez tweeted, “You think anyone cares you called him Ode? You just called all Nigerians in Indonesia drug peddlers and cultists. Seems you don’t know the gravity of your tweet. Always keep your emotions in check, Madam diplomat.”

Broadcaster, Fola Afolayan also said, “The one person whose job it is to protect Nigerians in the diaspora & facilitate relationships with the international community just stereotyped the community of Nigerians living in Indonesia because she was personally insulted. A stereotype she should be working hard to dispel.”

Another tweep identified as Ridden Oke tweeted, “She doesn’t get the point. If you had called him mumu, it’s a different thing. You stereotyped the citizens you’re expected to plead their cause to the International Community. Next time you want to act on their behalf, the countries will direct you to this tweet”

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