The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has berated the Igbo group, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) over an allegation that the Chairperson of NiDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa abandoned Igbos in Sudan during the evacuation.


A viral video revealed that Nigerians of Igbo extraction in crisis-hit Sudan were stranded, while one of them recounted how they were asked to alight from the flight, for others to board the plane.


Reacting, NiDCOM, in a press statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, on Tuesday, described the allegation as a “fabricated lie from the pit of hell.”


The statement read in parts, “It has come to the attention of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) of a fabricated lie from the pit of hell that the Chairman/ CEO, Hon. (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, prevented some Nigerians, especially of the South East extraction from boarding buses hired by the Federal Government to evacuate stranded Nigerians from the war-torn Khartoum in Sudan.”


“The said group never bothered to cross-check the sponsored false story on  Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa or get her own side of the story before spreading the falsehood all over the media in the spirit of fairness, balancing and objectivity.


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