Buhari: Nigerian youths are lazy; want everything free…

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President Muhammadu Buhari, while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum on Wednesday said many Nigerian youths don’t embrace school but just want to sit down and do nothing, and demand for free money.

“About the economy, we have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. This is a very conservative one,” Mr Buhari said.
                        

“More than 60 percent 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 for free.”

The president said he has done well on the three cardinal points of his campaign, including economy and security.

“Recently, my minister for information was constrained to answer a question on people accusing this administration of doing nothing, he said ‘let Nigerians be reminded what position we were before May 2015, what condition we are now, and what we have achieved between then and now and I think people were impressed with the answer.

“For security, we have done quite well. Economy, we are doing very well, especially with agriculture; we are providing soft loans…

The president speaking at the commonwealth Business forum on Wednesday made these statements.

                       
Many are reacting to these statements from the president, expressing their views on the hard works of the Nigerian youths.

Reacting to the statement in a series of tweets, Omokri said the so-called lazy Nigerian youth will respond to the president during the 2019 elections.

He tweeted: “Nigerian youths created Nollywood from scratch without government help. 77% of black doctors in America are Nigerians, mostly youths who were frustrated out of Nigeria due to inept leadership of the likes of Buhari. In his life, can Buhari name one thing he has run successfully?


“Between Nigerian youths and Buhari, who sits and does nothing? What rubbish from a president who lied that rats chased him from his office so he could work at home. A lazy president who can’t supervise his IGP to know where he is calls youths lazy. You will hear from them in 2019.

“It is statements like Buhari’s comments that Nigerian youths are lazy that make me value my white beard. Since I am not a youth, I am not lazy according to Buhari’s logic.”

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