Nigerians slam president Buhari on Social Media after an interview he granted to UK newspaper
While speaking on the Europe migrant crisis, Buhari said Nigerians who migrate to Europe were only seeking for greener pastures, saying that there is no real danger back home in Nigeria that should necessitate their exodus from the country. He said that with the number of Nigerians in prison abroad, it is unlikely for Nigerians to get any much sympathy.
Some excerpts from the interview:
We have an image problem abroad and we are on our way to salvage that”
“Some Nigerians claim is that life is too difficult back home, but they have also made it difficult for Europeans and Americans to accept them because of the number of Nigerians in prisons all over the world accused of drug trafficking or human trafficking,” he told the telegraph.
“i don’t think Nigerians have anybody to blame. they can remain at home, where their services are required to rebuild the country.”
Leading the social media campaign against Buhari’s uncanny remarks about Nigeria is Senator Ben Murray Bruce with the Twitter. The harshtag #NigeriansAreNotCriminals have trended all morning.