Popular Nollywood actor Aremu Afolayan has taken to social media to release a series of videos to express his displeasure with airport security and the Federal Government over what he considered as abuse of power and corrupt practices.
The actor shared the videos after he allegedly had a terrible experience with officials at the airport. The actor had claimed that parastatals at Murtala Muhammed International Airport stopped his sister from leaving the country. He said airline staff had claimed that his sister's passport was fake. He also revealed that they had asked his sister who was travelling to France with a France passport and visa, to get a Nigerian passport with a visa.
According to him
"So frustrated today by the situation of this country, the people working at different parastatals actually think they are some kind of god . Ethiopian airline staffs are so inefficient. They refused to carry a passenger for no reason . The girl in question is not a citizen of Nigeria , she went with her France passport and other documents issued by the France consulate , all they needed to do was to verify the passport but no, the manager said he is not comfortable with the passport so she can’t fly with them , he actually dropped the passport and took to his heels .
"Imagine the immigration saying she should get a Nigerian visa , for what ?I don’t know . How will you ask her to get a Nigerian visa to go to France, I don’t understand this and I need some explanation, after that they said she should get a Nigerian passport, for what please??? This is wrong and I am so angry at that.
"The same manager has agreed to carry the girl with additional cost and all. Which way Nigeria, why are treated like uneducated animals and why are these people acting like important fools, all you need to do is do your job and do it right. When will this stop. The security at the departure are not helping matters , how can you ask me to pay to let my family see me off to the check in point , this is wrong very wrong . Even the immigration officers want to collect money for anything they do ....why why why.
"And I know the mayor @akinwunmiambode of this and every other state can find a lasting solution to this, the president @muhammadubuhari himself can override things to set them right but I bet they don’t even know people are traveling out of the country, check the airport all you see are Nigerians running away from the country. I have never seen an EMIRATI or an AMERICAN that will run away from their country. Until you have no one to govern or be a president over before you know.
LONG LIVE SCARED NIGERIANS"