Controversial Emdee Tiamiyu, a Nigerian YouTuber, has finally apologized after saying in an interview with the BBC that Nigerian students don’t go to the UK for academic degrees but rather for better opportunities.
According to DAILY POST, the YouTuber faced harsh criticism on social media after the United Kingdom criticized limitations on student visa routes as a way to reduce net migration.
Nigerians and other foreign students will not be allowed to bring dependents into the UK starting in January 2024, according to a statement released on Tuesday by British Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
Following the announcement of the ban, many enraged Nigerians turned to social media to denounce Tiamiyu’s assertions in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC.
Following the uproar, the YouTuber apologized to Nigerians on his channel on Wednesday morning for any trouble his statement may have given them.
In the interview or news article, Tiamiyu stated, “I am doing this from the reflections and the sincerity of my heart. If this has caused you any trouble, please accept my sincere apologies.
“I am very sorry if anything you have seen being disseminated has caused you even the slightest amount of discomfort.
“And why do I say sorry? Since I feel even more sorry for whatever suffering you may be experiencing since, if we were to meet in person and be able to interact, I would have nothing but love, advancement, and supportive thoughts for you. Those who are familiar with me in the outside world are aware of this.
There is no other reason than granting an interview to discuss the black community’s true struggles at home and in the UK.