news: Nigerian youths slam President Buhari on social media
President Buhari says more than 60% of the population is below 30 and are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, get housing, healthcare, education free.
Cross section of Nigerian youths on the social media have slammed Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, for saying they (youths) are lazy to do anything because the country is an oil-producing nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari, while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, expressed dissatisfaction with the country's young population who want the government to hand them everything on a platter.
“About the economy, we have a very young population, our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. This is a very conservative one"
“More than 60% 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," President Buhari said in a video transcript shared on social media on Wednesday.
But Nigerians in a series of tweets using the ‘#LazyNigerianYouths’, faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's claim on being lazy and depends solely on the nation's oil.
Elbea Fabrics in a tweet said: "I am a Nigerian youth, I am working my socks out to get these fabrics (English cashmere and Swiss Voil) sold, so I don't depend on oil money. Please DO NOT BE LAZY TO RETWEET. Show you are not a #LazyNigerianYouths"
Another Nigerian, Elvis Tunde said "President Buhari is 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."