The Ambassador During The Interview
American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James F. Entwistle was recently interviewed on Nigeria's premier pidgin English station, WaZoBia FM during the week and was asked his Country's take on Anti gay law recently passed in Nigeria and this is what he had to say.
Mr. Entwistle as saying “Sometimes as a diplomat you get stuck in this government-dealing-with-government rut,” adding, “You have to remember that your job is also to get out and understand the country and the people.”
So when Mr. Entwistle was asked about Nigeria’s controversial new anti-gay legislation and whether the U.S. might impose sanctions, he replied in pidgin English saying: “The U.S. government no say sanction go dey for Nigeria, because of same-sex palava-o.” In standard English this means, the U.S. is not going to impose sanctions on Nigeria for passing a law criminalizing same-sex marriages. PT.