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Presidency reacts to Dino Melaye for sharing video ‘Nigerians are starving’

The presidency, on Thursday, April 16, has reacted to the video sharing on social media by senator Dino Malaye, a former lawmaker of the National Assembly, titled “FG do something before something do us. Nigerians are starving”

The Presidency lambasted a former lawmaker for sharing an old video to deceive Nigerians and cast aspersion on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration during the trying period of Coronavirus pandemic in the country.

In a statement released by the personal assistant to the president on new media, Bashir Ahmad, on his official Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad.

The presidential aide accused Melaye of sharing an old video that was recorded in 2019 in order to create more fear among Nigerians at a time of national emergency.

Ahmad, however, asked if the former lawmaker derive joy in adding to the problems being faced by Nigerians during the COVID-19 trial.

He tweeted: “Sen Dino Melaye, a former member of @NGRSenate, with over 1 million followers sharing fake news, an old video recorded last year to make a point that will create more fear among Nigerians at a time of national emergency.

Does it really give you joy @dino_melaye.”

Melaye had said in his Twitter handle and Facebook post that the federal government should do something to alleviate people’s suffering before they revolt.

He said: “FG do something b4 something do us. Nigerians are starving..”


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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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