Former Nigeria’s ambassador to the Republic of Netherlands, Dr Nimota Nihinlola Akanbi, has broken her silence after a video of her police orderly carrying a plate of food behind her at a public function, surfaced online on Wednesday, March 2.
In a statement released, Akanbi who is currently the chairman of the Governing Board of National Secondary School Education, clarified that the sumptuously stuffed plate of food her police orderly was seen carrying at a buffet in viral video was not hers but that of the police officer.
“The truth is that I allowed him ( police orderly) to pick his food. I am a teacher and disciplinarian,” she explained
The former envoy urged Nigerians to disregard the viral video, saying that it might be the handiwork of her detractors. She said she understands the importance and nature of the work of security operatives and that she would never do anything to demean them.
She however, did not comment on the fact that the orderly was carrying her blue purse which was placed under the plate of food.