Laziness: Buhari only referred to some youth not all ―Presidency

Georgia Reed
April 22, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, April 18, in London slammed Nigerian youths, saying that "a lot of them haven't been to school" but are after free things based on the notion that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.

Following President Muhammadu Buhari's comment that a lot of Nigerian youths want to sit at home and do nothing, Nigerians on social media are trending #LazyNigerianYouths.

On his ambition to contest for the office of national chairman, Frank said the support of the president would be critical during the convention and solicited Buhari's support toward changing the narrative and proving to the world that Nigerian youths were not lazy.

The Daily Post newspaper said the 75-year-old former general was "attacking" youth while the Daily Trust accused him of calling them "lazy".

"I am indeed surprised at the unguided utterances of Mr President, I never expected him to make such careless utterances against the Nigerian youths".

Commenting on the development via his Facebook page, Sani said the president is human and prone to mistakes. The 60 per cent of the population is below the age of 30.

Seun Kuti, the son of the afro beat pioneer and activist "fela Kuti" has reacted to buhari's "Nigerian Youths Are Lazy" comment.

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PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described as shocking, the comment by the President, noting that his remark brought the nation low in the eyes of the global community.

Popular rapper Vector also reacted to The President Buhari's speech in his own unique and amusing way.

At a rally in front of the Nigerian high commission in London, the UK-based Nigerians said Buhari was "resetting" the country for good.

Lamido's Campaign Coordinator, however, advised Buhari to treat Nigerian youths as his children, develop them for future leadership, rather than writing them off.

"From that statement, it is obvious that the President is unaware that those who contribute up to eighty percent of Nigeria's Gross Domestic Product GDP through Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, SMEs, are youths".

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