UK Sanctions: We are not panicking – Lai Mohammed retorts
Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has reacted to UK Parliament’s call for sanctions against Nigerian government for violating fundamental human rights during the quashed #EndSARS protests.
Speaking in an interview with NTA on Wednesday Nov 25, Minister Lai accused UK government of taking decisions based on unverified reports culled from social media.
According to him, the Nigerian government would not panic to threats of sanctions noting that “no serious government would sanction Nigeria based on fake news”
Lai Mohammed was quoted saying;
“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.”