The social media has been fizzing with the video with condemnatory responses from the public on what appears to be the use of a Nigerian Police officer in such a demeaning manner.
But Akanbi, also the chairman of the Governing Board of National Secondary School Education, made the clarification in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday.
She said that her police orderly was carrying his own food at a community engagement they both attended in Ilorin, Kwara State.
“The truth is that I allowed him (police orderly) to pick his food. I am a teacher and disciplinarian,” she explained.
The former envoy urged Nigerians to disregard the viral video, saying that it might be the handiwork of her detractors.
She said she understands the importance and nature of the work of security operatives and that she would never do anything to demean them.