Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has warned United Kingdom lawmakers to seek the ‘truth’ about the October 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lagos.
Speaking during an appearance on NTA on Wednesday, Mohammed said the Federal Government was not panicking over demand for sanctions by the lawmakers.
UK lawmakers debated the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria on Monday after a petition was signed by over 200,000 persons.
The legislators made demands for sanctions on Nigerian government officials and security agents.
Reacting to this, Mohammed said: “We earlier stated that government all over the world who have taken hasty decisions about Nigeria on this issue should please seek the truth.
“If the decision of any government all over the world is based on fake news, it is very risky. It brings me to the issue of the UK parliament resolution. We are not panicking at all as a government for two reasons – the resolution of the UK parliament is not the decision of the country and no serious government will take a decision such as imposing sanctions based on fake news.
“This is why we are warning foreign countries to seek the truth and beware of fake news. The entire #EndSARS protest was fuelled by fake news.”