In his trademark denigrating of Nigerians abroad, President Muhammadu Buhari has once again cast Nigerians in bad light before the international community.
Buhari in an interview with the Telegraph UK, claimed that Nigerians had a reputation for criminality abroad, therefore, should stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain.
He added that because of the number of Nigerians imprisoned for law-breaking in Britain and elsewhere, they were also unlikely to get much sympathy.
“We have an image problem abroad and we are on our way to salvage that,”
Buhari told the newspaper.
“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.
“I don’t think Nigerians have anybody to blame. They can remain at home, where their services are required to rebuild the country.”