Young Nigerians “sit and do nothing, and want to get housing, healthcare, education free” – Buhari #LazyNigerianYouths

April 19, 2018


Young Nigerians “sit and do nothing, and want to get housing, healthcare, education free” – Buhari #LazyNigerianYouths

President Buhari yesterday made an appearance at the Commonwealth Busines Forum, a sideline of the Commonwealth of Heads of Governments meeting. At the forum, President Buhari told the world leaders that many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, believing that Nigeria is an oil-rich nation and that their needs will somehow be met by the government. The President claims that we are an oil producing nation, and young Nigerians just want to sit and get housing, healthcare, and education free.

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 free.

Should this be the President’s conversation?

The way young Nigerians look at Mr President.

It is obvious that the President did not think through about his statement.However, that doesn’t mean we can not question where such thoughts are coming from. Nigeria has one of the highest numbers of young people in the world. If the President feels he can throw the blame on young people then there is a problem with his leadership skills. Speaking to a young Nigerian about our current President, here is what he had to say;

It’s a thing of shame and shows a total lack of self-respect for him to even think to say that. All he ever did during his time was travel out of the country to attend meetings. Fighting the opposition in the name of fighting corruption. Over 70 Nigerians were murdered in Benue state, I think, and the President /Presidency didn’t utter a single word. I mean, that just sums up the man; insensitive, clueless and very cruel.

Is President Buhari intentionally losing the support of young people toward the 2019 election? Because when you say statements like these, young Nigerians never forget.

What this meant to one young Nigerian



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