- Atiku Abubakar has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that many Nigerian youth just want to sit down and do nothing
- The former vice-president said he will never refer to Nigeria's youth as people who sit and do nothing
- President Buhari speaking at the commonwealth business forum said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and expecting to get things free of charge
Nigeria's former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that many Nigerian youths just sit and do nothing.
Atiku in a series of tweets on Thursday, April 19, said he will never refer to Nigeria's youth as people who sit and do nothing.
The former vice president added that he has always said oil is not Nigeria’s greatest asset, rather the youths are the country's greatest who created Nollywood out of nothing and an entertainment industry that is second to none in Africa.
Read the tweets below:
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that President Muhammadu Buhari 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.”
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