Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, has tendered an unreserved apology to the Daily Trust reporter he lashed at during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River state on August 20.
The reporter, Eyo Charles, had inquired from him who was funding all his trips to the Southern states he is currently touring. The former Minister felt insulted by the question and tongue-lashed the reporter.
Speaking at a press conference in the Akwa Ibom state government house on Friday August 28, Fani-Kayode said he disappointed himself and everyone with his outburst and hopes the reporter finds 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,” he said.
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.” he said