The Federal Government (FG), on Wednesday, November 4, has denied reports making the rounds that a no-fly list of “hundreds of Nigerians” the government suspects of promoting the #EndSARS protest has been compiled.
This rebuttal by the FG came in the wake of online reports which alleged that Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, was responsible for the list.
This was denied in a series of tweets on Tuesday by Aregbesola who said it was fake news.
“The Ministry of Interior did not, has not; and will not generate any no-fly list. Ignore fake news please!” the FG ministry tweeted.
“The Ministry of Interior did not, has not; and will not generate any no-fly list. Ignore fake news please! — Ministry of Interior (@MinOfInteriorNG) November 3, 2020,” the post on Twitter read in full.
This came after Modupe Odele, a promoter of the #EndSARS movement on police brutality; as well as bad governance was prevented from travelling out of Nigeria by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
In a newsletter sent out on Monday, the lawyer who confirmed the development; said she was prevented from travelling out of Nigeria; possibly because of her alleged role in the #EndSARS protests.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, on Tuesday, November 3, expressed optimism that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would resume duties at tertiary institutions on Wednesday.
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