Bashir Ahmad and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde have exchanged words on Twitter and this has dominated the conversation on the social media platform and got Nigerians talking.


The war of words originated from Omotola’s criticism of the ‘hellish’ state of affairs under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

“The country under your watch is hellish. The lack of money in circulation now coupled with the continuous assault and killings by uniformed men will make this country implode!” Omotola wrote on Twitter.

This prompted a response from the personal assistant on new media to the President.


“Madam Omotola those who are working for CLEAN money are not complaining and will never refer our dear country as ‘hellish’,” Ahmad replied.

“In Kano State alone, from 2015 to 2018, no fewer than 200 medium and small scale rice milling centres emerged. For that, billions circulated among millions.”

“As long as you’re not insinuating that I am not working CLEAN for my money. I hear you. It’s good that there is some progress,” the award-winning actress responded.


“Do you truly want to say you don’t see all that’s really wrong? Can we fight for our future in truth for once? Without being partisan?”


In response to the question, the president’s aide agreed there have always been problems in the country and he is partisan. He only replied because she spoke against a government he works in and quizzed if Nigerians pay taxes.

“There are problems, and some have been with us since the 1950s. Yes, I am partisan and I replied you because you mentioned @MBuhari and @ProfOsinbajo’s govt which I am working in,” said Buhari’s aide.

“We as Nigerians, can you honestly say we are all acting like we have problems? Do we really pay taxes?”

Nigerians took to the social media platform to weigh in on the intriguing exchange.

“Omotola alias omosexy. Please get creative, free money will not be there forever. Genevieve Nnaji is taking the World in her stride through her creativity. She’s not complaining. Living a lie is “hellish” Omotola, get creative! No more free lunch!,” a Twitter user said.


“It’s actually sad that you constantly show naivety and lack of touch with reality just because you have a room to your self in the villa. Insinuating that Omotola, one of Nigeria’s most successful filmmakers makes dirty money, even for you is just too much filth for your mouth,” another user said.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:


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