Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has warned Prof Usman Yusuf, a former Director-General of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to stop playing with fire.
Naija News reports that Yusuf had in a television interview had slammed southern governors for banning open grazing in their states without consulting Fulani leaders.
He said: “They are there making laws for a people and the people are not being consulted, ask the governors, where any of the Fulani consulted? How come 13 governors of the South met in a hotel to sit and talk without consulting any Fulani leaders?
“You must sit down and talk to the people you are making laws for. None of the southern governors has sat down to discuss with the Fulani leaders and tell them what they are trying to do.”
Reacting in a post on Twitter on Thursday, Femi Fani-Kayode described the ex-NHIS boss statement as ‘arrogance and effrontery of the uncircumcised Philistine.’
According to the former minister, any attempt to threaten the South will be met with ruthless resolve.
“The arrogance and effrontery of this uncircumcised Philistine appauls me. Why should southern governors consult with Fulani leaders about the laws they are passing in their respective states? Are Southerners slave? And what the hell does he mean when he says southern governors should ‘be careful’?
“This man should stop playing with fire. We want peace and are ready to build bridges but any attempt to threaten, denigrate, enslave or intimidate us will be met with contempt, disdain, defiance and a ruthless resolve to resist those that seek to oppress us,” Fani-Kayode tweeted.