Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said she is not a public figure that cowers to cyber-bullying.

She stated this after receiving heavy backlash on social media for calling a Twitter user “ode” which means “fool”.

The drama started when Abike Dabiri took to Twitter to respond to the fracas between some Indians and Nigerians at a university in Delhi on Monday.

Abike Dabiri replies

A Twitter user who was dissatisfied with her response called her a “mumu woman” and an hypocrite supporting the Nigerian government.

“She should go to Indonesia and see how Nigerians are treated. Mumu woman supporting a failed government. She’s equally part of the failure. Eye service!” the troll wrote.

Abike did not take the comment lightly and fired back at the troll.

“Ode! You go to Indonesia, carry drugs, do cultism and come begging to be rescued from death sentence . Thank God for @ndlea_nigeria now saving people like you from death row”, she wrote.

Her response stirred an outrage on Twitter as netizens said it was unbecoming of a political appointee to make such comment on social media.

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili also cautioned her, saying “Dear Abike @abikedabiri, What is this? . Kai. This is messy. Please clean it up. Quickly. Please”.

However, the former lawmaker did not back down despite the backlash, and said she is not one to take nonsense from people.

“I’m done on this . But out of respect for you , will ask, Clean what up? It’s okay for some untrained, uncouth guy to refer to me as “ mumu”, and I can’t call him “ ode”I’m not a public official that cows to bullying pls,”
she responded.

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