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Tunde Ogunlesi comes under heavy fire over Twitter post

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Tunde Ogunlesi is a man one wouldn’t want to envy now as he comes under heavy fire from angry and agitated Nigerians over Twitter post tagged by many as insensitive to the current plight plaguing Nigerians.

Ogunlesi is a Nigerian writer and blogger who was appointed in 2016 by President Buhari in the role of Special Assistant on Digital/New Media. His profile includes some literary works in poetry and a few gigs with various print media both in Nigeria and the UK.

His tweet on Twitter has reigned in a lot of condemnation from Nigerians both within and a far as he was seen as somewhat presenting a defence for the perceived failures of the current administration.

The Journalist and literati left behind a tweet a few days back that read on his Twitter account: “Too many of you have ZERO idea of what Nigeria was truly like pre 2015. Shocking. Debilitating combo of Amnesia + some people just too young then + plus Golden Age Fallacy + poor national culture of historicizing. And you can never truly understand the present without the past”

The post came by under heavy fire with social media enthusiasts condemning the post as what they tagged a cheap ploy to shift the blames to the past without acknowledging the fact the current administration was brought in to fix the past mistakes rather than make them worse.

Ogunlesi though is less bothered about the reactions as he welcomes them with a follow up post that read: “Previous tweet. Trust me, until the very last day on this job we will continue to inform and educate about what the Federal Government is doing in various areas”.

Considering Nigerians are sitting in the dark as regards the Federal Governments actions regarding the insecurities, and that Undergraduate students in Universities are still sitting at home unable to go to school, Mr. Ogunlesi and co aren’t doing their jobs “informing and educating Nigerians about what the Federal Government is doing in those areas”




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