Monday, September 21, 2020
Home News General News We Are Not Answerable To You, Nigerian Govt Replies UK, US, EU

We Are Not Answerable To You, Nigerian Govt Replies UK, US, EU

The Nigerian Government has asked the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union to stop meddling in its affairs.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, advised the countries and organisation to rather address the issues in their respective domains.

We Are Not Answerable To You, Nigerian Govt Replies UK, US, EU

He stated this in response to a question on the allegations of human rights abuses by the Federal Government with a focus on those in detention, including the convener of #RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore.

According to Adesina during an interview on Wednesday’s episode of Channels Television’s Politics Today, he said;

We are not answerable to either the U.S. or the UK or the EU; we are Nigeria, a sovereign country.

Those countries and entities have issues of their own; let them deal with their issues. Let Nigeria also deal with her internal issues. We are not answerable to them.

Apart from Mr Sowore, some of the notable Nigerians in detention include the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Elzakzaky, his wife, Zeenat, as well as former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), among others.

Barely 24 hours after he was released on the order of the court, Sowore was rearrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday last week.

Sowore’s rearrest and the circumstances that led to it were strongly condemned by the civil society and Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, among many others.

In his reaction, Adesina insisted that the criticism was from those he described as a minority compared to the large population in the country.

Adesina said;

The President knows the truth about what is happening in the country, so there is no need for any worry or agitation.

But the question is who are these Nigerians and how many are they among about 200 million people?

Who are they? A tiny but vocal minority who will always complain. If they mistakenly get to heaven they will complain about conditions in heaven.

On Professor Soyinka’s comments, the President’s spokesman said;

If there are genuine issues, they would always be looked into.

We respect Professor Soyinka. You don’t have too many of them in the country nor even on the continent.

Professor Soyinka is an avatar, he is well respected but do you know one thing, Professor Soyinka’s opinion will still be his opinion. It will be considered and if there are things to act on, they will be acted on.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Viewed news

Former President Goodluck Jonathan Gets New Appointment

Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been appointed by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, as a special envoy...

Gokada Founder, Fahim Saleh Found Decapitated Next To Electric Saw.

33-year-old, Fahim Saleh, a millionaire tech CEO known as the "Elon Musk of the developing world" is dead

VIDEO: COVID-19 Might Be Airborne, Wear Face Masks – NCDC Boss Warns Nigerians

The director-general of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, says there are possibilities that coronavirus (COVID-19) can be transmitted...

Watch Moment A Dead Man Was Forced Out Of Casket After Refusing To Be Taken Home For Burial

A funny but yet a terrifying moment saw a corpse in Anambra state was forced out of a casket after allegedly refusing...