Following a fracas that occurred at an Indian university, in which there are students from Nigeria, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, tweeted that: “Calm has returned to the campus. A few injuries were recorded, and further investigations are ongoing. The Nigerian mission had made it clear that the Indian authorities would be held responsible if anything happened to any of the students.

“There is already a written commitment by the Indian Authorities to protect our students. Any student feeling threatened should please report to the Nigerian mission in Delhi immediately.”

A tweep identified as @sensegiver1 responded to her tweet in the comment’s section thus: “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, in response to @sensegiver1, wrote: “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.”

But in a swift reaction to Dabiri-Erewa’s comment Tuesday, former education minister Oby Ezekwesili tweeted: “Dear Abike, What is this? Kai. This is messy. Please clean it up. Quickly. Please.”

Dabiri-Erewa, in her response to Ezekwesili, wrote: “I’m done on this. But out of respect for you, I will ask, ‘Clean what up?’

“It’s okay for some untrained, uncouth guy to refer to me as ‘mumu’, and I can’t call him ‘ode’. I’m not a public official that cows to bullying, please.”


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