Connect with us

Advertisement


News

Nigerian Youths are Lazy: Atiku, Bruce And Fayose React

Published

on

Atiku vs Buhari
Atiku, Fayose, Bruce tell Buhari

Atiku, Fayose, Bruce tell Buhari that Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent,

Atiku, Bruce and Fayose React to Buhari’s Statement

Reactions have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment that Nigerian Youths are lazy.

Naija News had earlier reported that the President, in a discussion at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, London, said that many Nigerian youths are uneducated, not ready to work and dependent on revenue from oil to survive.

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose and Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency, Ben Murray Bruce have differed on the subject matter.

According to Atiku, Nigerian youths are very creative people who against all odds have devised means to survive and have used the entertainment and the ICT as tools for propelling the economy.

Atiku wrote, “Our youth are charting new frontiers; creating a huge tech industry on their own! Their entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic, and creative abilities are things of pride and should be applauded, encouraged and nurtured.

“I’ve always said oil is not Nigeria’s greatest asset. Our greatest asset is our youth who created Nollywood out of nothing and an entertainment industry that is second to none in Africa.

Our youth are charting new frontiers; creating a huge tech industry on their own! Their entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic, and creative abilities are things of pride and should be applauded, encouraged and nurtured.”

The Ekiti State governor also opined that Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising despite the fact that the older generation has not made it easy for them.

While also making reference to the invasion of the National Assembly by thugs, Fayose said, “Shamefully embarrassing that for the first time since 1999, the National Assembly was invaded by thugs and the Senate Symbol of Authority taken away. Only thugs with Presidential backing could have carried out that treasonable act & those involved must be treated like culprits”

“Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising. Their future was mortgaged by past leaders like President Buhari, who had everything at their beck and call as youths. I imagine the youths of today having half of the opportunities available in the 50s and 60s…”

“At 19, President Buhari left Secondary School to join the Army. At age 21,he was commissioned a second lieutenant and appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Where can our youths get such opportunity today?

Senator Bruce on the other hand, submitted that anyone who calls Nigerian youths lazy has not seen things correctly.

“Whoever says Nigerian youths are lazy should just buy a mirror and he or she will see the real definition of laziness! I have over 1000 Nigerian youths in my employ and not one of them is lazy.” He said

See their tweets below:

is an opinionated and creative writer, and teacher. You can reach me via [email protected]naijanews.com