- President Muhammadu Buhari said that some Nigerian youths prefer expect everything to come without making efforts because of the notion of the availability of crude oil
- At a business forum in Westminster, London, the president remarked that about 60% of Nigeria's population is less than 30 years of age
- He also said that his administration has delivered positively especially in areas of economy and security
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that many Nigerian youths laze about with the notion that the country is oil-rich.
Speaking at the commonwealth business forum in Westminster on Wednesday, April 18, the president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and expecting to get things free of charge, The Cable reports.
President Buhari said: “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 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.”
He remarked that he has achieved much on the major aspects of his campaign such as economy and security.
The president further said: “Recently, my minister for information was constrained to answer a question on people accusing this administration of doing nothing, he said ‘let Nigerians be reminded what position we were before May 2015, what condition we are now, and what we have achieved between then and now and I think people were impressed with the answer.
“For security, we have done quite well. Economy, we are doing very well, especially with agriculture; we are providing soft loans, and guarantee is that you have to belong to a certain locality and you have got land, you don’t have to go to the bank and need a physical collateral. I think a lot is being done.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that just when Nigeria was working towards diversification of its economy away from the oil sector, the president of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) Igwe Achese bagged a prestigious award in Port Harcourt.
NAIJ.com gathered Achese alongside some moguls in the industry were honoured in Port Harcourt at the fourth edition of the Garden City Advancement Award.
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