Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s controversial statement that Nigerian Youths are lazy, the Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has attacked him saying there is no truth whatsoever going by his statement.
President Muhammadu Buhari spoke on Wednesday during a panel discussion at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, London, where he reportedly said that youths, who make up 60 per cent of the Nigerian population, were waiting to get social amenities free without doing anything.
Reacting to President Buhari’s claims, Fayose had this to say:
“ 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?
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…”
During the event, President Buhari also said he had fulfilled his campaign promises by improving on the nation’s security and the economy.
Buhari, while giving his administration a pass mark in security, said the government had been able to decimate the Boko Haram sect, whose activities, he said, had damaged the education and health infrastructures.