President Muhammad Buhari has come under serious bashing from Nigerian for his penchant for always painting his country and its citizens as criminals whenever he has the opportunity before the international media.
Buhari who is currently in the United Kingdom reportedly to receive medical treatment, made the damning statements during his interactions with members of the international community, Nigerians in the diaspora and foreign media.
He said: “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.”
The Telegraph also stated, Nigeria’s president has warned his fellow citizens to stop trying to make asylum claims in Britain, saying that their reputation for criminality has made it hard for them to be “accepted” abroad.
Below are the reactions of a cross section of Nigerians on social media on the gaffe of The President: