Nigerian influencer apologises over migration comments
A Nigerian influencer who told the BBC that some Nigerians enroll in degree programs in the UK only to obtain visas for themselves and their family has since apologized on his YouTube channel.
"We're starting to notice that many people only conceal themselves behind the studentship. Since they don't actually need the degrees, the student issue is untrue, according to Emdee Tiamiyu.
On Wednesday, Mr. Tiamiyu apologized on YouTube following a backlash on social media, where some claimed he had betrayed Nigerians.
Mr. Tiamiyu remarked, "I apologize for any inconvenience this may have given you.
In the conversation, he also expressed sorry for the "pain" he had inflicted on Nigerians and praised them.
He explained that he agreed to the interview because he wanted to "highlight some of the challenges" that Nigerians face both at home and in the UK, and that he would never have agreed to one that he felt "put Nigeria to shame."
He added that he was unsure of how he would "get over" the criticism.
Mr. Tiamiyu's remarks coincide with the UK government's restrictions on visas for some families of international students.
A few people have criticized Mr. Tiamiyu's video for being "worthless" in response to his apologies, which has not received a generally positive response online.