Jonathan’s Image Handlers LEVICK Releases Statement in Response to Twitter Backlash
The image handlers of President Goodluck Jonathan, Levick Strategic Communications, have reacted to the condemnation by twitter activist for entering into an image laundering contract with the president.
It’s response however is just a one paragraph statement which did not address almost all the issues raised by the twitter activists who they believed entered into a contact with a government more concerned about repairing its image over the perceived mishandling of the abduction of more than 200 girls by the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, rather than rescuing the girls.
The statement by the company did not mention the backlash it has been receiving from Nigerians over an earlier statement crafted by them describing the #BringBackOurGirls protesters as “psychological terrorists”,
The one-paragraph statement by Levick reads thus: “As the world witnesses the brutality of Boko Haram, and its cowardly tactics of using children as pawns in their terrorist campaign, LEVICK’s only mission is assisting the Government of Nigeria with its number one priority — the rescue of the girls and combating terrorism.”
Nigerian activists have been on the neck of the image laundering company as they took yestersay, as they chided the international public relations firm for valuing money more than the lives of the abducted girls.
The contract, which is said to cost the Federal Government a minimum of $125,000 monthly, besides running costs, is to run for 12 months starting from June 16.
The activists, however, differed over the strategic importance of the public relations contract as they alleged that it put the image of the government above efforts to rescue the girls who were kidnapped by the terrorists more than three months ago.
The activists are putting pressure on the firm through tweets to some international personalities, including two United States senators, John McCain and Ted Cruz.
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