By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Chieftain of the National Action Council, (NAC), Dr Olapade Agoro on Saturday said Nigeria is now being portrayed as a nation of liars going by the United Nations (UN) recent revelation that the Federal Government of Nigeria paid huge ransom to secure the release of Dapchi school girls.
Dr Agoro who stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan, declared that the revelation has ” flatly put to shame, the claim of Alhaji Lai Muhammed, the Minister of Information, that the girls were released with no money paid.”
“The shocking and highly embarrassing news reeled out by nobody else than the UN must be enough to warrant a serious government coming out with an immediate rebuttal of the story if only to the nation’s seriousness of purpose handling the affairs of human beings”.he said
Dr Agoro stressed that “it behooves that now that the whole nation of over 180 million people is conformed a nation of lairs, one would want to ask what honour is left for us among our pals within comity of nations, decent and honest people?”
The NAC leader insisted that Alhaji Lai Muhammed should “resign as the Nigeria’s Information Minister, if the federal government is unable to come out with concrete evidence to negate the UN’s revelation”.
He emphasized that ” the damage that the UN’s story has done to the image of Nigeria in the comity of nations, in a civilized clime would have forced the Information Minister to throw in his resignation letter.”
“Nigeria now is dangerously and damagingly miffed in chamber of horror and terror of clear signal of leadership total failure of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tail wagging the dog. It becomes apt to reiterates the fact that never since inception of the nationhood of Nigeria, and not even the terrible experience of Biafra war, has it been this bad we are forced to wallow under one form of antecedence of horror, fears and tears “.