A personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, has responded to a statement credited to a popular Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.

The Nigerian superstar actress had called on the Buhari-led government to act fast against the “lack of money in circulation” and police “brutality” in the country.

“The country under your watch is hellish. The lack of money in circulation now coupled with the continuous assault and killings by uniformed men will make this country implode!,” she wrote on Twitter.

“It is unbearable! Do something! Insecurity! Fear and desperation everywhere.”


Ahmad, however, jumped on the tweet to say that those who are making money legitimately will never call the current state of Nigeria ‘hellish’.

“Madam Omotola those who are working for CLEAN money are not complaining and will never refer our dear country as ‘hellish’. In Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions,” Ahmad wrote.

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This is coming at a time when Ikechukwu, Nigerian rapper, expressed outrage over the manhandling of citizens by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

In April, Nollywood stars and singers jointly decried the killing of Kolade Johson, a Lagos resident, shot dead during a police anti-robbery raid in the Mangoro area of Lagos state.

“We are tired of hearing about victims of police brutality and never hearing about the criminals being brought to justice,” Bankole Wellington, Nigerian singer and politician, wrote in a letter to the president.