By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Federal Government has castigated some western countries for funding the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a terrorist organisation.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who spoke in Washington DC during his official engagements with some international media organisations and policy institutes, said it was hypocritical for the western world to claim to be fighting terrorism but turn around to be supporting a terrorist organization like IPOB.
The Minister is in the United States America (USA) to engage with international media organisations and Thinktanks on the just concluded 2023 polls
“IPOB is a terrorist organisation so declared by the Nigerian Government, yet some western countries harbour them and have been dealing with the illegal body.
“They allow them to raise funds, some allow them to lobby their Congress men and lawmakers and whatever fund they realised, they use it to destabilise the country,” the minister said.
The Minister, who called on the foreign media to stop regurgitating social media fables on the Nigeria’s 2023 elections on their platforms, added that they should be critical and interrogate the information they get on the social media before reporting them on their platforms.