David Umahi abandons journalists at a scheduled press conference

David Umahi abandons journalists at a scheduled press conference

Correspondents assigned to cover the Ministry of Works were shocked on Tuesday when the Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi, abandoned journalists invited to a media briefing.

The press conference was scheduled for 2 p.m., but Umahi arrived 48 minutes after the briefing was scheduled to take place.

Umahi, who arrived 48 minutes late for the event he had scheduled for 2pm, said there was no press present so he would not address the media.

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“There is no press here, this meeting will not take place today until another time.”

Angered by the comment, the more than 40 journalists from the traditional and online platform protested the comment but the minister who entered with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Yakubu Adam Kofarmata, ignored their protest and left.

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE