- President Buhari has been urged by Shehu Sani to tell Nigerian youths what he will do for them in addition to what he had done for them
- The senator faulteed the presidency for trying to play down the president's comments about the youths
- Buhari while fielding questions after his keynote address at the Common Wealth Business Forum in London allegedly tagged Nigerian youths as lazy
Senator Shehu Sani has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerian youths over the alleged disparaging statement he made about youths in the county.
The lawmaker representing Kaduna central in the Senate urged the president to simply withdraw the statement on the youths and apologise.
Sani in a statement on Friday, April 20, asked the president to tell the youths what he will do for them in addition to what he had done for them.
He faulted the presidency for trying to play down Buhari’s comments about the youths, adding that the president is also subject to mistakes.
Read the senator’s comments below:
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Nigerian youths, by their demonstrated industry, cannot in any way be described as lazy.
The party stated this in a statement on Thursday, April 19, in Abuja by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
It said that it was uncertain how President Muhammadu Buhari could have made such comment against Nigerian youths as reported, when the nation looked up to him to properly present its potential to the global business community.
The PDP noted that if true, such remark amounted to de-marketing the nation and her citizens at an international event.
It stated that such act should be discouraged to avoid verbal assault against the country, particularly at international fora.
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