It is regrettable to note that remarks attributed to me regarding the nude video publication involving Mohammed Sambola, an employee of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) did not reflect what I said about the issue in my personal capacity during what was basically an informal conversation.
I wish to emphasize that my comments have been taken out of context and blown far out of proportion to the true import of my unofficial statement on the matter. Unfortunately, my personal position on this despicable act has not only been misrepresented as that of the official position of the Ministry, but also as supportive of Mr. Mohamed Sambola’s behavior. This is far from the reality, as there is absolutely no way in which I will ever countenance, let alone support such an immorality or anti or social behavior on the part of anybody against anyone, especially a female. I am as equally appalled by the social media video just as all others who have rightly frowned at such and roundly condemned it Indeed, my heart goes out to the victim as I wish to assure all that I will not support any behavior that brings womanhood of any kind into such disrepute. At the same time I wish to indicate that, the MFDP as a reputable institution which is being administered by esteem professionals, does not response to any saga or issue any statement through telephone conversation, but rather through press releases/statements or press conferences. The media is certainly a testimony to this.