Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode, who insulted and berated one of Daily Trust journalist during a press conference in Calabar, has tendered an apology.
The reporter, whose name is Eyo Charles, during the press conference asked the former Aviation Minister who is/are bankrolling all his trips to the Southern states he is currently touring. Fani Kayode felt insulted by the question and tongue-lashed the reporter calling him “stupid”.
However, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, while speaking at a press conference in the Akwa Ibom state government house on yesterday August 28, expressed disappointment in himself over his careless attitude and name calling towards the reporter and asked the reporter to find it in his heart to forgive him.
” I’m deeply sorry for the manner I reacted to the said reporter. I was too hard on him. The question was mischievous, but I fell for it.
“I should have been smarter than that. I am using this opportunity to reach out to him, and I hope he will be kind enough to forgive me. I disappointed myself, my family and friends, my colleagues and even my bosses, those who hold me in high esteem.
” I have regrets, it was not my finest day. No leader or public figure should ever react like that. I disappointed myself. I deeply regret it and I believe it will never happen again.”