Abike Dabiri knocks Twitter user over comment on Nigerian deported from Cape Verde

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Friday knocked a Twitter user over his comment on a Nigerian deported from Cape Verde.

The Twitter user identified as Ovie had criticised Mrs Dabiri-Erewa, implying she was slow to act in the interest of Nigerians abroad.

His comments followed a tale told by another Twitter user identified as Teni who said she was deported to Dakar, Senegal after arriving in Praia, Cape Verde.

“So I got deported today. Mostly because I am black but also because I am Nigerian,” she said, adding that the white persons and her Sudanese-American friend who was travelling with her were allowed to continue their trip.

Reacting to her experience, Ovie tweeted: “These are the things that should concern @abikedabiri, but no, she’d rather wait for Nigerians to get some international recognition before stepping up.”

The NIDCOM boss then responded that the commission had knowledge of the incident.

“One should pity intellectually lazy ppl like you who are always behind time, myopic, overwhelmingly politically blinded and never see anything good in others. We @nidcom_gov have been in touch with @aloinett before you woke up,” Dabiri-Erewa said.

To Teni, she wrote: “Pity this happened to you but it’s important we get the full story and all sides of the story properly documented. When you get back, pls pop in to @nidcom_gov. Send an e mail to us admin@nidcom.gov.ng or DM @nidcom_gov. We would like to hear from you one on one.”

Meanwhile, NIDCOM during the week sped up the return of Nigerians stranded abroad.