OUTBURST! (Video) Aremu Afolayan Apologises To Buhari, Ambode
“First of all, in my entire life, I have never seen a country as useless as this country in my entire life. How can I come to the airport and you are telling me to pay for my family to come into airport? You are telling me that you cannot allow my family to come in because of security [issues]?''
Many of you will remember the above words as part of an outburst by actor Aremu Afolayan where he called out President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Ethiopian Airlines and Murtala Muhammed Airport officials for frustrating travelers.
In a video post on his social-media handles on Sunday, the Yoruba actor expressed displeasure with the "unprofessional attitude" of Immigration officials at the airport.
He questioned why immigration officials would conclude that a passport is fake without even making attempts to verify.
Now, 48 hours after the outburst, the actor has said the issue his niece had with her passport has been resolved.
He went on to thank the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo for helping to resolve it.
He said the air has been cleared and they have all apologised to each other. He added that his outrage was simply because he is an angry Nigerian who wants the country to be better.
He also thanked those who denied him after his rant went viral. He didn't call names but his brother Kunle Afolayan is the only one who came out in public to distance himself from Aremu's actions so social media users have concluded that his message was for Kunle.
Aremu said, "I want to say I'm sorry to Mr President and to my family and to the people who denied me, I want to say a big thank you to you too because if you've not denied, I won't still be standing here, I guess so."
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I want to say a big thank you to most Nigerians for understanding that there was a need to have “ranted” the way I did. It’s actually for the betterment of the country. I met some wonderful and intelligent immigration officers today, THE MEN WITH INTEGRITY,May God bless you for standing for the truth and thanks For Educating me on some things I dnt even no since my existence as a Nigerian (Mr agbo). And I also spoke with the overall Oga of the IMMIGRATION thank you very much sir. To all the sweet beautiful and intelligent lady officers of the immigration of Nigeria also. My GRATITUDE goes to the VICE PRESIDENT of Nigeria ???? HIS EXCELLENCY MR OSHIBAJO for putting a call through, by MRS JUMOKE..... your efforts is highly appreciated SIR AND FOR MRS JUMOKE God bless your entire family ma. This is for the entire security officers of the NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, for having me in their office today and speaking to me like a true NIGERIAN, God bless the head of your office and God bless you Mr hammed sir. And I wanna say a big thank you to the FRENCH CONSULATE FOR THEIR SUPPORT TOO AND TO THE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE, THANKS FOR COMING IN AT THE SAME TIME TO MAKE EVERYTHING SEEMS COOL AND CLEAR. WANNA SAY SORRY FOR MY COMMENTS ON YOUR AIRLINE AND THE GREAT ETHIOPIA ???? COUNTRY. A BIG SORRY THE CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND ANOTHER BIG I AM SORRY TO THE GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE HIS EXCELLENCY MR AKINWUNMI AMBODE AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY. I AM SORRY TO MY FANS BOTH HOME AND ABROAD TO MY MOTHER AND MY CHILD AND TO ALL MY FRNDS, FOR ALL THE HASH WORDS I USE WHILE LETTING MY INTENTIONS KNOWN. THANK YOU TO AMERICA,UNITED KINGDOM,UNITED ARAB EMIRATES,EUROPE and OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRY FOR BEEING IN SUPPORT OF THE NIGERIAN ABROAD UNITED WE ALL STAND AS A WORLD ?? ONE LOVE NIGERIA ???? #AMERICA #AMERICANS #unitedkindom #CNN #unitedarabemirates #UNITEDAFRICANS #AFRICA #nigeria @akinwunmiambode @muhammadubuhari @faan_official @nigeriaimmigrationservice @cnnafrica @cnnnigeria @tyrese
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