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#EndSARS: UK govt can’t sanction Nigeria based on fake news- Lai Mohammed


The Federal Government has spoken on the petition calling on the government of the United Kingdom and its parliament to sanction some notable government officials over the way the government handled the #EndSARS protest, most especially the Lekki Shootings.

It will be recalled that some Nigerians wrote petition to the  UK’s parliament on this matter.

On Monday, members  members of the UK parliament on Monday, November 23, held a debate on the petition to the United Kingdom government and some members of the parliament, most especially Theresa Villers blasted Nigerian government.

Reacting to the development, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, said the Nigerian government is unmoved by the decision of the lawmakers, adding that a responsible government would not rely on mere rumour and fake news to act.

“The federal government is not panicky at all. The resolution of the UK Parliament is not necessarily the decision of the UK government.

“And no responsible government will consider sanctioning the federal government based on fake news and hearsay without getting in touch with the government.

“They will also do their own painstaking investigations and also ask for the side of the country. So, we have no reason to panic at all because we know that all the evidence before them is fake news- nothing of big news.”