Nigerians react to Abike Dabiri tweet ‘telling a citizen abroad not to return



Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora on Sunday invoked the anger of Nigerians on social media.

A Twitter user, Onuoha David, had hit Abike Dabiri and two other handles thus: “No stable power, High insecurity, Low wages, poor infrastructures etc what am I coming home for?”

Responding, she tweeted back “But who is asking you to come?”


The reply has attracted hundreds of harsh responses, with many declaring the one-time broadcaster unfit for the position she was recently appointed.

In an attempt to retract her infamous comment, Dabiri in a series of tweet said: “Sorry David if you misunderstood me. You can be part of development from anywhere as explained in earlier posts.

“For all who misunderstood my response…Sorry and read full thread…You can contribute wherever you are, Naija will be great again.

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