A Nigerian YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiyu is trending online after a video of an interview he granted to the BBC went viral on social media.
Recall that the UK government on Tuesday, May 23, announced that Nigerians and other international students will no longer be allowed to come with family members/dependents while on a Masters degree program.
Under the new rule, which will take effect in January 2024, the UK will also remove the permission for international students to switch out of the student route and into work routes before their studies have been completed to prevent misuse of the visa system.
Emdee Tiamiyu who spoke to the BBC backed the ban while claiming that most Nigerians migrating to the UK use schooling as a ploy to gain entry into the country.
“So the student thing is not real. It is not like they need the degrees.
“They need the degree as an access road to come into the country, so a lot of these people their priorities shifted real fast.”
Nigerians have been made aware of a video showing your interview with one “Emdee Tiamiyu” who claimed that Nigerians do not go to the UK because they need the degree. For the avoidance of doubt, your interviewee has spoken strictly for himself & not for Nigerians. pic.twitter.com/thVIgkXI6Q
— Francis Ebuara (@ushiebuaras) May 23, 2023