President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack for his comment at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London. In his statement, he criticised many Nigerian youths for not willing to do something for themselves because they feel the Nigeria is a country rich in oil.
“About the economy, we have a very young population, our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. This is a very conservative one,” Buhari said.”
“More than 60 per cent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free,”
Many Nigerians are angry with the President for his remarks about the youths and have slammed him for his comment. #LazyNigerianYouths has been trending on twitter since President Buhari made the comments and thousands of twitter users have been using the hashtag to share their hustle/side hustle showing they are not lazy.
Buhari has done it again. Smh #LazyNigerianYouths
— Tolani (@Shortolany) April 19, 2018
President Buhari doing what he knows how to do best.. Disgracing Nigerians since the days of John The Baptist.
This is what you get when you elect someone with a NEPA bill certificate. A mistake that needs to be corrected.
We are not #LazyNigerianYouths
— Elvis Tunde ⚓ (@Tunnyking) April 19, 2018
The country was tough on us, no jobs, no access to good living, so I employed myself and became a fashion designer.
But my president said I'm part of the #LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/fZBxsRJ8Ke
— JUDE OKENWA SKONES™ (@perfectskones) April 19, 2018
Nigerian youths are lazy? Lol 😂
I can tag at least 80 developers/techies that are shaking & breaking tables here & abroad without Government’s help.🔥
PS: We still pay tax that helps you & family survive your stupendous health bills ☺️ #LazyNigerianYouths
— Prosper Otemuyiwa (@unicodeveloper) April 19, 2018
Meet Ogunyale Abiodun, a Second Class Upper graduate of Political Science from Babcock university, now a fish farmer after years of rigorous job hunting. We sha go chop. This country has failed us. Our President has failed us.#LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/MdmvX3Pp1Z
— Baba eleja🐟🐟 (@Biodun_OG) April 19, 2018
— Kelvin Odanz (@KelvinOdanz) April 19, 2018
The personal assistant to the President, Bashir Ahmad has come out to defend his boss. In his tweet, he claimed the President did not mention that all the youths were lazy but rather was referring to the people who have refused to go to school or work.
Pres. Buhari was referring to those who haven’t been to school, sitting at home doing nothing and expecting to be given everything for FREE. Though it’s not possible, but this administration is committed to creating an enabling environment for them to actualize their potentials.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) April 19, 2018
Contrary to the President’s comment, we believe majority of Nigerian youths are very hardworking and enterprising. There are so many young Nigerians making history in and out of the country and we are proud of them.
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