YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiy is standing behind his statement after calling out Nigerians for taking advantage of the student visa scheme to flee the country.
This is in response to the UK ban on Nigerians using the student visa scheme as a migration opportunity into Europe.
Nigerians found Tiamiy’s words controversial to which Emdee Tiamiy comes on Daddy Freeze’s Facebook podcast to defend self.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that in a recent turn of events, UK-based Nigerian vlogger, Emdee Tiamiyu, has found himself at the center of a heated debate after being accused of “selling out” Nigerians to the United Kingdom.
Tiamiyu, hailing from Osun state, took to the BBC in response to the UK Home Secretary’s announcement of a ban on Nigerians and other international students bringing their family members to the country while pursuing a master’s degree.
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During the interview, Tiamiyu insinuated that many Nigerians were using the student route as a means to gain entry into the European nation.
In a subsequent interview with Daddy Freeze, a prominent Nigerian broadcaster, following the viral video of his BBC interview, Tiamiyu stood by his statements and defended his position. He stated that being real and truthful often leads to offending others, but emphasized the importance of finding a balance between honesty and diplomacy.
However, as of January 2024, the UK government has implemented a new law, preventing Nigeria and other foreign students studying in the UK from bringing their family members to the country as dependents, except under specific circumstances. This move is part of the UK’s broader efforts to reduce immigration, which currently stands at approximately one million individuals.
According to reports by Sky News, the new legislation also entails the removal of the ability for international students to switch from the student route to work routes before completing their studies, aiming to prevent the misuse of the visa system.
Emdee Tiamiyu’s remarks on the alleged misuse of the student route have ignited a passionate debate among Nigerians, both in the UK and abroad. While some individuals have expressed agreement with his stance, others have criticized him for what they perceive as a betrayal of his fellow countrymen.
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As the controversy continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how Tiamiyu’s remarks will affect his standing within the Nigerian community and his online presence as a popular vlogger.
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