By Ene Onoja
Popular Nollywood actor and director, Kunle Afolayan, yesterday launched a scathing on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State over the terrible state of the aviation sector.
The 44-year-old producer’s flight appeared to have been delayed by the airport authorities and an utterly angry Afolayan wasn’t pleased.
He described Nigeria as the most useless country he knows in a video which has gone viral.
In his words: ”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.”
Afolayan questioned the country’s leadership over such ill-treatment.
“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???,” he queried.
“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 we 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 is 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 AkinwunminAmbode of this and every other state can find a lasting solution to this, the president Muhammadu Buhari himself can override things to set them right but I bet they don’t even know people are travelling 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 governor be a president over before you know.