Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili responded to a statement by the Nigerian government demanding that CNN be sanctioned.
The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed on Thursday had said that CNN should be sanctioned for its inquiries which he characterized as inconsistent journalism. The minister insisted that there was no mass killing at Lekki toll-gate, adding that it was ‘Massacre with nobodies’.
Ezekwesili was said to have made a mockery of the government over its threats at CNN. She queried the reason for Judicial panels on the End SARS crisis if the government has closed its minds to information based on evidence.
On her Twitter page, she wrote: “ Sanction CNN *laughs* But then again, it is not even funny because it is too serious a matter to allow for this comedy.
She, therefore asked what’s the point of the Independent Panels of Inquiry, if the @NigeriaGov @FMICNigeria have already closed their minds to information based on evidence?.