The minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed has reacted to the UK Parliament’s call for sanctions against the Nigerian government over reports of alleged human right abuses during the #EndSARS protest.
He stated that the federal government is not panicking over the call for visa ban and sanctions on government officials in Nigeria.
Lai Mohammed who stressed that the entire #EndSARS protest was fuelled by fake news, added that no serious government will take a decision such as imposing sanctions based on ”fake news.”
“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.” He said.