In an interview President Muhammadu Buhari gave to UK Newspaper, the Telegraph recently, he condemned Nigerians that have given the country a bad reputation abroad.

This interview, although published on their website on Friday night has gotten over 250 comments and spurred Reactions all over social media, led by media mogul and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce. 

A student of the University of Lagos sent in this OPEN LETTER which is shown after the cut…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

“Today I saw a trending hash tag on twitter “#NigeriansAreNotCriminals”. I read up on it and discovered that President Muhammadu Buhari, President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria (The Giant Of Africa) , in full mental capacity and in all consciousness, said during an interview with THE TELEGRAPH, UK and I quote “Too many Nigerians are in jail abroad” and that they should not try to seek asylum. President Buhari said Nigerians should stop trying to claim asylum as their reputation for criminality renders it hard for them to be accepted abroad.

Dear Mr. President, Mexicans are well known to be associated with drug trafficking. However, you will never see Enrique Pena Nieto, the President of Mexico, coming out on an international platform to say his citizens are drug barons and should not be trusted.

This is simple common sense that a human with below average intelligence can see.
President Buhari further added that because of the number of Nigerians imprisoned for law breaking in Britain and elsewhere, they are also unlikely to get much sympathy.

Dear Mr. President , according to statistics, Nigeria is sixth (6th) on the list of law breaking nationals in the Britain. Has any President from the first five countries come out on a Local or an International platform to call his citizens criminals and untrustworthy? NO!

Mr. President you said and I quote “Some Nigerians claim that life is 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”.


With all due respect Mr. President, maybe Nigerians would not say things in Nigeria are difficult if the Nigerian government has been doing its job. Maybe more Nigerians would stay in Nigeria if you would do your job and find the CHIBOK GIRLS (Which you said you would do a long time ago) instead of labeling hard working Nigerians abroad who are trying to make a living as CRIMINALS.

Maybe PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, Nigerians would stay at home in Nigeria if you would do the job you were voted in to do and make this country safe. Maybe Nigerians would stay in Nigeria if they weren’t forced to be so conscious of their safety and security, forced to live in only HALF A COUNTRY.

If Nigerians are criminals, then you, Mr. President are governing a criminal country. You sir Mr. President came from within the people; you are a representation of the entire country. One can only represent what one is; are you therefore saying you are a criminal Mr. President?

A Muslim cleric will not come out and say his people are terrorists, A Christian Pastor will not come out and say all Christians are hypocrites, A President should not for any reason come out to say his people are criminals.”

By Naga


6 thoughts on “#LifeInUnilag- #NigeriansAreNotCriminals – AN OPEN LETTER FROM A UNILAG STUDENT TO THE PRESIDENCY”

  1. Woe unto the man who call bad good. Pres Buhari being blunt and a straight forward will not say corruption is common stealing
    Our firm belief in falsehood as a right attitude has made us what the whole world consider us to be
    For once a president is being truthful and you say status quo should be maintained
    The author should have a bigger picture of what Buhari is doing and join the bandwagon of the crusade to salvage Nigeria

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  2. Asiwaju I don’t see how “joining the bandwagon” of criticizing the citizens, changes the state of the Nation. The write up is from someone with for sight. On the other hand, your view is very much Myopic.

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