Telegraph interviews President Muhammadu Buhari | Senator Ben Bruce claimed Mr President called Nigerians Criminals
konknaijaboy | On 08, Feb 2016
In an interview President Muhammadu Buhari gave to UK Newspaper, the Telegraph, he condemned Nigerians that have given the country a bad reputation abroad.
Although published only on Friday evening, the article already has over 250 comments on their website and spurred a hash tag #NigeriansAreNotCriminals that was trending all night.
Reactions started pouring in on social media, led by media mogul and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce
Telegraph interview with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria – full Q&A
Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari gave an exclusive interview to the Daily Telegraph last week. Here is the full record of his remarks.
For clarification, read interview via THE TELEGRAPH
Having read the interview myself back 2 back in about ten times. I am yet to see where Mr. President called Nigerians criminals. Or do we have Language problem out here? My extract from the interview as it affects where Mr President talked about Nigeria’s image;
A number of Nigerians use the migrant routes to come to the UK to claim asylum, saying their lives are at risk from Boko Haram. Is is legitimate for them to do so?
“Some Nigerians claim is that life is too difficult back home, but then again some Nigerians have also made it difficult for Europeans and Americans to accept them because of the number of Nigerians in different prisons all over the world accused of drug trafficking or human trafficking. I don’t think Nigerians have anybody to blame. They can remain at home. Their services are required to rebuild the country. If their countrymen misbehaved, the best thing for them is to stay at home and encourage the credibility of the nation.”
Do you think that Nigerians have an image problem abroad?
“Certainly. But we are on our way to salvage that. We will encourage our countrymen to stay at home, work hard and make a respectable living at home.”
Nigerians took to twitter and went ‘gaga’ over the interview without proper clarification. See tweets via BELLA NAIJA HERE
Like that was not enough; there was twitter war between Senator Ben Bruce and Minister Ameachi:
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***** Now that you have read it yourself; where did Mr. President call Nigerians criminals? Or wait!! Maybe we all need read all over again. What do you think? *************