After criticisms poured out on social media over BBC Interview granted by Tiamiyu alleging that some people hide behind studentships to relocate to the UK, he has apologised in a video posted on his channel.
Tiamiyu said, “I am doing this from the reflections and the truthfulness of my heart that you have seen in the interview/ news feature. Please, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
“If what you have seen being circulated has made you uncomfortable in any way at all, I want to say that I am sorry, deeply and sincerely sorry.
“And why do I say sorry, because for whatever pain that you feel, I feel even more, because if I meet you in person if we were able to sit in the same space, probably engage, there is nothing in my heart for you other than love, progress and positive support. People who know me in the world know that this is what I have got.
“There is no other motivation for me granting an interview than to highlight some of the challenges that we genuinely face as a black community back at home and also in the UK”.
In a statement on Tuesday, 23rd May 2023, the British Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, declared that starting from January 2024, international students will be prohibited from bringing their dependants into the UK, unless they are enrolled in postgraduate courses currently categorised as research programs as part of efforts to curb net migration.