Netizens Knock Emdee Tiamiyu, The ‘Judas’ Who Sold Nigerians To UK Government

Emdee Tiamiyu Should Be Scrutinised By The UK Home Office Says Fisayo Soyombo
Emdee Tiamiyu

Netizens have continued to knock the remarks of a Nigerian Youtuber, Emdee Tiamiyu, in an interview he had with the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Tiamiyu now described as the Nigerian ‘Judas’ who is known for advising Nigerians on studying in the United Kingdom, declared that many of them were not looking for new qualifications, but to start a new life abroad.

Emdee Tiamiyu in a video currently trending on social media said, “The student route is more like an answered prayer. It is a big bracket that’s able to take a lot of people, the ordinary people.

“We’re beginning to see that a lot of people just hide behind the studentship. So the student thing is not real, it’s not like they need the degrees,” he added.

He noted in his video that Nigerian students don’t come to the UK for academic purposes but only use academic means to migrate to the UK with their families as dependents.

While some said the statement Emdee Tiamiyu made was unhealthy, others described him as a clout chaser who was seeking popularity.

Recall that the United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023  announced a law barring foreign students including Nigerians from relocating with their families from January 2024, giving overpopulation as the reason behind the new development.

In a statement sighted by BrandSpur Nigeria, the Home Office said the development was necessary to stop people from using the student visa as a backdoor route to work in the UK.

“Last year almost half a million student visas were issued while the number of dependants of overseas students has increased by 750% since 2019, to 136,000 people,” the Home Office said.

“The new reforms will come into effect for students starting in January next year. The government will however work with the higher education sector to explore alternative options to ensure the brightest and best students can continue to bring dependents when they study at the UK’s world-leading universities.”

The Home Office said the government will clamp down on “unscrupulous” international student agents who may be supporting inappropriate applications.

Suella Braverman, secretary of state for the home department, said the move was necessary to protect the UK economy.

“The UK is a top destination for the brightest students to learn at some of the world’s best universities. But we have seen an unprecedented rise in the number of student dependents being brought into the country with visas,” Braverman said.

“It is time for us to tighten up this route to ensure we can cut migration numbers and meet the government’s pledge to the British people to cut net migration. This is the fair thing to do to allow us to better protect our public services while supporting the economy by allowing the students who contribute the most to keep coming here.”

Netizens Knock Emdee Tiamiyu, The ‘Judas’ Who Sold Nigerians To UK Government

In reaction, Netizens express their disappointment in Emdee Tiamiyu blaming him for selling out his countries for personal gains, describing him as the Nigerian ‘Judas’.