Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) has questioned why Nigeria has Arabic inscriptions on it’s bank notes, on the Army’s coat of arms and also why the Nigeria Police had to make Arabic language part of a CBT examination.
In a new tweet, FFK wrote:
”Arabic words on our bank notes.Arabic inscriptions on our Army’s coat of arms. Arabic language part of the Police CBT examination. What is going on? Is Nigeria an Arab colony or Saudi Arabia? Are all Nigerians Muslims? Must we bow to the Arabs too? This madness must stop!”
However, a follower of the former minister questioned to know why he never did anything to change the observation when he was in government.
”True sir. But here is my grouse with this your lamentation; Most of the areas you highlighted now seems to have existed long before now and you were also a key influence in previous govts. why didn’t you note this and change them when you had the time and powers to?#JustThinking.”
Replying the follower, Femi Fani-Kayode pointed out that he wasn’t a president but a minister and that he was among those who urged former president Goodluck Jonathan to remove the Arabic inscription from the Naira notes.
”I was not President. Just a Minister. And I left office 11 years ago. However @GEJonathan,who I supported in 2015, removed Arab inscriptions from our money after we urged him to do so and we created awareness. Ur assertion that I did nothing is therefore false. What have u done?”