Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has criticized President Buhari over his lazy Nigerian youths comment made before world leaders at the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
Fayose berated the President who ‘got everything as a youth despite his academic limitations’ for frustrating the youth development due to his unfriendly administration programmes.
President had said of the Nigerian youths in London: “we have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million.”
“More than 60 percent of the population is below the age of 30. A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare, and education free.”
However Fayose deferred with the President.
“Under President Buhari; a man who got everything as a youth despite his academic limitations, farms are no longer safe for our youths who have taken to farming.They are being murdered by herdsmen and the President is looking the other way. Within 3 years, over 10m jobs lost!”, he said.
He continued, “if Nigeria was without opportunities for the youths like this when President Buhari was a youth,he would have probably ended up as a local farmer,rearing cows in Daura. But he had opportunity of joining the army at 19 & becoming a 2nd Lieutenant at 21 without O’Level certificate.”