Fani-Kayode denies attack on Nigerian Youth

Femi Fani-Kayode

Nov.6 (PREMIUM TIMES) — Former Aviation Minister denies he was involved in a cyber war with a Nigeria youth.

Nigeria’s former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has denied that he had an ignoble altercation with a Nigerian young adult on Facebook as is making rounds on various social media platforms.

Mr. Fani-Kayode, who has constantly faced criticisms over his remarks on religion and tribe, told PREMIUM TIMES, that there was no such altercation between him and the said Nigerian youth, Ibrahim Mohammed. He said his social media accounts were hacked to conjure the altercation.

The Facebook post alleged that Mr. Fani-Kayode, a minister under former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, hurled racist slurs at Mr. Mohammed, calling him a “Boko Haram” who is not fit to eat from the crumbs under his table.

Part of the Facebook altercation which was munched and published on the timeline of a group called ‘Hope of Nigeria’ reads, “It is you and your goat*** father that is jobless, dirty BH animal like you. You are not fit to be served as a meat to my dog.”

Mr. Fani-Kayode allegedly told Mr. Ibrahim to move to Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia because “Nigeria despises your murderous type”.

But Mr. Fani-Kayode vehemently denied this, saying it is not in his character to engage in such abusive language.

The former minister claims that his account was hacked and that he put up an alert warning his friends and fans on facebook to be wary of messages coming from his facebook account.

He said that while trying to resolve his hacked facebook account, someone was peddling all sorts of messages to his fans.

Mr. Fani-Kayode said those words allocated to him are “despicable… and simply not me”. He says he will never utter such words to anyone.

The former minister said he has great respect for young people , “I love interacting with them, I learn from them,” he said, but he also adds that there are many despicable individuals who do things like hacking into his accounts and spreading  snaring words to the world.

As regards charges that he is a racist, Mr. Fani-Kayode said people who accuse him did not go to good schools hence do not know the meaning of racism. He described his remarks and recent articles on Chinua Achebe’s books – There was a Country- where he also accused Igbo people of introducing tribalism in Nigeria – as an intellectual discourse.

He said if people think that his ideas which he calls the “truth” is racist then they can call him that. And he does not “care”.

Listen to the full interview below.


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  • Innocent

    I think I am loving this Premium Times. You guys are by far the best online publication in Nigeria. Keep up the good works. As for Fani Kayode, I don’t believe you!

  • fakename30

    I hate his guts, but his accnt was hacked as he reported on facebook and from his wall posts, I agree he wont say tht to a Nigerian.

  • max

    This Mr. Fani-Kayode talk’s to much! he has no respect for elder sometimes i why his likes should be given public office, i hate men like him.

  • Recovering Addict

    Fanny, fanny o! We know what your name means in english! You are an overflowing cunt!

    Drug addict! You need rehabilitation. And they should take you to Saudi so that the spirit of drug addiction can flogged out of you.

    Monkey

  • This buffoon now resorts to the usual defense tactic of all nitwits caught and hoisted by their own petard, that his “Account was hacked into.” We have heard that before. They stick to that fabrication as an excuse to buy time until they are found out. The man is a certified nincompoop. He thinks people are as dumb as him. He lies!

  • New Nigeria

    Why are these same people who have blatantly stole from us even speaking to us. Please Mr Fanny, go and buy a big house in Saudi with your stolen money and leave NIgeria to us, the next generation with great minds to lead our country into the next phase of growth. You sound ridiculous, I almost married an Igbo woman?!!! Who says that?!! Thank You sir [YOU WILL NOT BECOME PRESIDENT] and quit lying too 🙂

  • Ronke Akinlolu

    Those are the words of Femi. Femi is always putting people down with such words. For him to now deny it,is Ludacris. He should own up,be a man and admit to his degrading comments. Funny how all of a sudden they “hacked” into his account, he always blame “hackers” for his nonsense,every time there is sensation about him?. If you need to confirm the way he talks to Nigerians on his FB wall, all you need to do is go back to all his past comments and insults against those who disagree with him on his Facebook Wall. I weep for Nigeria, when people like him are in or used to be in power.