“So good enough we have a president in Nigeria that is ready to fight corruption and diversify our economy. But we also have a president that is too mean with words.”
Over the weekend, Nigerians forcefully had to comment on what Mr. President said in UK. In his words, “Some Nigerians claim is that life is too difficult back home, but they have also made it difficult for Europeans and Americans to accept the, because of the number of Nigerians in prisons all over the world accused of drug trafficking or human trafficking. He added I don’t think Nigerians have anybody to blame. They can remain at home, where their services are required to rebuild the country”.
With over 2000 Nigerians serving jail terms in the UK (according to Mr. Fola Rahman a UK based Nigerian legal practitioner). President Buhari is right by saying Nigerians are not good ambassadors. But the argument here is whether it is the right kind of utterance from the number 1 citizen of the most populous black nation on earth in an international gathering.
I was part of those that hatch tagged #Nigeriansarenotcriminals and #iamnotacriminal on twitter and sincerely I got a whole lot of retweet and mentions but on the other hand, Nigeria still have a long way to go but I’m sure one of such ways isn’t being lectured outside the country by Mr. President on how Nigerians flood prisons and watch lists.
God bless Nigeria and that which concerns her.