Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has been fired by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, over his attempt on a reporter with Daily Trust, Charles Eyo.

SERAP said Fani-Kayode should publicly tender his apology for raining abusing Eyo who was performing his duty.

former Aviation Minister had called Eyo “stupid” for asking him what he termed “insulting” question.

The issue happened during a press conference in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

In response, SERAP in a several tweets stated that nobody should exchange insult words with journalists while performing his duty.

“BREAKING: We condemn reported intimidation, harassment and attack on @daily_trust journalist by a former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode. Mr Fani-Kayode should publicly apologise to the journalist.

“No one should ever call any journalist “stupid” simply for doing their job

“Journalistic freedom also covers possible recourse to a degree of exaggeration, or even provocation. The media has a vital role to play as “public watchdog” in imparting information of serious public concern and should not be inhibited or intimidated from playing that role,” SERAP tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, had castigated Femi Fani Kayode which it explained Femi Fani Kayode as “gangster-like.”

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