The Minister of Youth and Sports Sunday Dare may pride himself on being a new media expert but exposed himself to the pitfalls of social media by publicly sharing his phone number on microblogging site Twitter on Friday.
Dare, an executive commissioner at the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) prior to his appointment to President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, shared his private number on Twitter in response to a user asking for his details after the Minister had asked for help in locating a person.
“Dear (Honourable Minister) I have the contact of the great Nigeria you asked for. How can I get that to you, sir?” Twitter user Olumide Idowu tweeted to Dare before the minister then replied with his number.
“Thank you for giving us your phone number,” another user Adebayo Ebenezer replied to the Minister’s tweet.
Perhaps realising the folly of his actions, Dare has now deleted the tweet.