Emdee Tiamiyu: Your girls are ruining broadcasting, Abike Dabiri tells Arise TV chairman Nduka Obaigbena

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa has urged the chairman of Arise TV Nduka Obaigbena to call the channel’s anchors Ayo Mairo-Ese and Ojy Okpe to order.

Her statement followed Mairo-Ese’s Wednesday analysis of the viral comments of YouTube influencer Emdee Tiamiyu on BBC that Nigerians migrating to the United Kingdom use schooling as a ploy to gain entry into the country.

Mairo-Ese said Tiamiyu should not be criticised, alleging that President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Dabiri-Erewa have both made disparaging remarks about Nigerian youths in the past.

The NIDCOM boss, a former broadcast journalist, fired back in a tweet, noting that she worked hard to be where she is.

“I worked hard to be where I am today, and if women no where your age and achievements feel the only way to bring you down is spew nonsense, they will meet their waterloo!

“Nduka Obaigbena had better call these girls @ARISEtv ruining the broadcast profession to order,” she wrote.

Dabiri-Erewa, who was recently reappointed for another tenure as NIDCOM chairman, revealed in another tweet that she hardly watches The Morning Show hosted by Mairo-Ese, Reuben Abati, Rufai Oseni and Okpe.