- A Wikipedia page on 'lazy Nigerian youths' has appeared, following President Buhari’s controversial remarks in London
- According to the page, the lazy Nigerian youths is 'a social media revolt by Nigerian youths against their president'
- The page pointed out that Buhari said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school, and that they want everything free because the country is an oil producing state
A new dimension has emerged in the controversy concerning President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments about Nigerian youths in London, as a 'lazy Nigerian youths' Wikipedia page has now appeared.
At the Commonwealth Business Forum, President Muhammadu Buhari stated: “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.”
NAIJ.com notes that the comment did not go down well with many young Nigerians who translated the comment to mean that the president was referring to them as being lazy. The controversy then birthed the #LazyNigerianYouths trend on Twitter.
Wikipedia described the lazy Nigerian youths as “a social media revolt by Nigerian youths against their president, Muhammadu Buhari.”
It went further: “While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster in April Buhari said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free because the country is an oil producing state.
“But the Nigerian youths will not have any of it as they soon took to social media to protest against the comment of the number one citizen of the country.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a hardworking female graduate took to social media to call out President Muhammadu Buhari for accusing Nigerian youths of being lazy.
The young lady identified as Adebisi Aderonke on Facebook, disclosed that she is a business owner and not lazy as the president claimed. Aderonke added that she is also a graduate of Tai Solarin University of Education.
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