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World Bank project: Adesina brands Ezekwesili, critics ‘wailing wailers’

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has vowed not to respond to those he tagged as “wailing wailers” in their private capacities.

Adesina said he was too busy to reply those wailers who were hell bent on “spoiling the current administration with thief tongues.”

He made this comment when asked to react to a statement credited to a former Minister of Education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, in which she described his (Adesina’s) recent statement as a “terribly indecorous press release.”

“I don’t respond to wailing wailers in their private capacities,” Adesina simply said when reached by Punch.

Adesina had issued a statement on Friday saying the reported discussion between President Muhammadu Buhari and the World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, was deliberately twisted by those who he said specialised in such acts.

He had said, “Ignorant and mischievous people” were making it seem that Buhari’s position was a calculated attempt to give the North an unfair advantage over other parts of Nigeria.

But Ezekwesili said Adesina worsened the debate with his statement.

The former minister had urged Buhari to rein in members of his media team and re-train them for effectiveness.

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