Buhari remarks on young Nigerians' work ethic stirs social media storm


Buhari remarks on young Nigerians' work ethic stirs social media storm

Henrietta Brewer
April 20, 2018

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerian youths over his comments that the country's young population are lazy but wanted free things.

The politicians took to their official twitter pages to condemn Mr Buhari's statement, describing it as a lie and an act borne out of joblessness.

In the video from The Cable, President Buhari said numerous youths below the age of 30 are uneducated, but they are waiting for everything to be done for them, just because Nigeria is an oil-rich country.

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Omokri had earlier tweeted about the comment, asking the youth to vote against Buhari in 2019.

While telling the President to stop de-marketing Nigeria and its people in foreign lands, Governor Fayose reminded Nigerians how he (Buhari) said in an interview with UK Telegraph in February 2016 that some Nigerians in the United Kingdom were disposed to criminality and should not be granted asylum there. Ibrahim Baba Bashar, said Buhari's declaration of intention to seek second term in office is good for Nigerians because the constitutional first four-year term couldn't be enough to carry out all the impactful capital developments in agriculture, power, transportation and a host of other relevant projects that will create employment and help mop up the army of unemployed youths in the country.

In his reaction, Mr Murray-Bruce indirectly accused Mr Buhari of being the lazy one.


Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrives to attend The Queen's Dinner during The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018. Today, I speak for the governor of my State.

Keyamo said he voted for Buhari in 2015 and will vote for him, again, in 2019.

"I will never refer to Nigeria's youth as people who sit and do nothing".


He said the President would continue to do so, because he values the youth, and knows that they are the fulcrum on which the future of the country rests.

"He is describing himself".

"The president has not had a media chat in a while, and I'm sure it's deliberate, he has a tendency to say something off mark, so his aides will try as much as possible to avoid free speech", Animashaun said.


He spends 103 days in London and we pay for it!

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