Rufai Oseni, a popular anchor of the morning show on Arise TV, has expressed support for his colleague Ayo Mairo-Ese, who was called out by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM). Dabiri-Erewa accused Mairo-Ese of being unprofessional and took to Twitter to voice her concerns. The accusation arose after Mairo-Ese accused Dabiri-Erewa of referring to Nigerian youths as cultists and drug dealers on her show.
Mairo-Ese's comments were in response to the controversial statements made by a UK-based Nigerian Youtuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, about Nigerian students in the United Kingdom. Rufai Oseni responded to the situation, stating that it is insulting for a government official to behave in the manner exhibited by Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Rufai Oseni condemned the actions of Abike Dabiri-Erewa, emphasizing that it is inappropriate for someone in a government position to try to shut down the press. By expressing his support for Ayo Mairo-Ese, Oseni highlighted the importance of freedom of the press and the role of journalists in holding those in power accountable. He considered Dabiri-Erewa's behavior insulting and suggested that government officials should conduct themselves in a more respectful manner.
Rufai Oseni stood in solidarity with his colleague Ayo Mairo-Ese, who was criticized by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of NiDCOM. Oseni condemned Dabiri-Erewa's actions and expressed his view that it is disrespectful and insulting for a government official to attempt to silence the press. He emphasized the importance of freedom of the press and the need for government officials to demonstrate more respectful conduct.
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