Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, has reacted angrily to remarks made by Ayo Mairo-Ese, a female presenter for Arise TV, regarding Emdee Tiamiyu’s interview with the BBC.
The head of NICOM expressed shock at how the TV broadcasters and presenters handled Tiamiyu’s remark, which is thought to have supported the restriction on Nigerian students’ ability to bring dependents to the UK.
According to a reported statement by the presenter, “I don’t know why Nigerians want to demarket Nigerians on the International scene. Let’s go back to 2016 when our president described Nigerian youngsters as being primarily sluggish. Additionally, many of them should not be granted asylum by the UK because they are criminals.
Dabiri-Erewa was offended by Mairo-Ese’s remark, and she refuted it on her official Twitter account.
She requested the orientation of the television station’s presenters, whom she referred to as “girls.”
Dabiri-Erewa declared, “I fought hard to be where I am today, and if ladies nowhere near your accomplishments and age feel that the only way to knock you down is to spew garbage, they will meet their Waterloo!
“Nduka Obaigbena had better call these girls @ARISEtv ruining the broadcast profession to order,” she wrote.