The journalist, Eyo Charles, who reports for the Daily Trust Newspaper, was seen in a video posted by The Cable, an online newspaper, asking the former Minister at a press conference in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria, if he was funded to embark on a tour of projects in the state to which he responded with verbal attacks.
The former minister, who was infuriated by the question, said the journalist was stupid.
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International Press Centre (IPC) however, condemned the verbal assault inflicted on the Journalist by the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani Kayode
IPC views this development as repulsive and unacceptable since there was nothing wrong with Journalist Eyo Charles wanting to know if the tour was an independent initiative or a sponsored one.
IPC therefore demanded that the former Minister should apologise to the Journalist and give an assurance of his safety in view of the alleged further threats.
The viral video has been trending on social media for several hours with many condemning Fani-Kayode’s outbursts.