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Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money

Buhari: Many Nigerian youths haven’t been to school — they want to sit and do nothing cos of oil money
April 18
14:12 2018
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President Muhammadu Buhari says many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the notion that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation.

Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free.

“About the economy, we have a very young population, our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. This is a very conservative one,” Buhari said.

“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.”

The president said he has done well on the three cardinal points of his campaign, including economy and security.

“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.”

The president is expected to meet with business leaders and other heads of state as the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting progress through the week.

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9 Comments

  1. Jobi
    Jobi April 18, 14:28

    He says a lot of them haven’t been to school… Which schools have his (x 2) and previous governments provided for these ‘sit down and do nothing’ youth to equip them with skill-sets to work in the 21st century?

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  2. Dex
    Dex April 18, 18:58

    in Nigeria over 5000 graduates entrepreneurs have been trained in entrepreneurial,business and financial management skills under the platform of Youwin! Connect programme. They are graduates,they have passion for entrepreneurship, they have been trained and all they need is Grant and funding for their businesses. Give these 5000 graduate grants to build sustainable enterprises and create employment.so, president muhammadu Buhari, #fundyouwinconnectwinners with grant

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  3. Dare
    Dare April 18, 22:48

    The programme did support some real entrepreneurs. But truth be told they used it as an avenue to steal money like crazy

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  4. ayoyokola
    ayoyokola April 19, 09:36

    How can a president make such a statement. Can he tell us how many youths benefit from the so called oil as he said? Thousands of youths graduate year in year out without employment and the president is saying Nigerian youths do not want to go to school. Nigerian youths are struggling to survive under bad governance.

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  5. NEW9JA
    NEW9JA April 20, 01:44

    # VOTE PMB OUT 2019# ARISE NIGERIANS , IT IS TIME TO
    # CHANGE THE UNPRODUCTIVE CHANGE# time for empty promises is at the door steps .
    NO GOOD ROAD
    NO EMPLOYMENT
    NO GOOD HEALTH CARE
    NO GOOD WATER
    NO ELECTRICITY
    HUNGER EVERYWHERE
    LAWS MADE FOR POOR MASSES
    country where leaders dont have respcet for citizens but want the lazy unemployed hunger masses to vote them into power to become leaders of lazy nigerian GOD HAVE MERCY , IT IS TIME FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS WHO KNOW THAT THEY ARE NOT LAZY TO WEAKUP AND TAKE WHAT BELONG TO THEM BY VOTING OUT THIS UN GODLY CHANGE WHERE SNAKE NOW FEED ON MONEY ,BOKO HARM NOW BRING BACK PEOPLE ,WILL THE DEAD ONCE COME BACK TO LIFE .A GOVERMENT WERE BUDGET DONT WORK. GOVERMENT WERE LOOTED FUNDS ARE RELOOTED, WHEN UR POLICY IS NOT WORKING WHILE NOT CHANGE IT AND SAVE YOUNG AND HARD WORKING NIGERIANS THIS STAMP OF LAZINESS ,OTHER LEADERS GO OUT THEIR TO SEAL A GOOD RELATIONSHIP SOME GO OUT TO GET PERSONAL FAVOUR . WE ARE DISAPOINTED IN THIS GOVERMENT THE LABOUR OF OUR HEROS PAST HAVE NOW BEEN STAMPED A WASTE IN THIS GOVERMENT THAT LACK DIRECTION.
    #VOTE OUT CHANGE 2019#

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  6. Femi
    Femi April 20, 03:17

    What a shameful political acrimony

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  7. Circular
    Circular April 22, 22:22

    Have you all check/watch the video before all of us will agree that’s true. Because I watched the video of PMB at the Commonwealth in Westminster and I didn’t hear where he said that.
    May be we should always confirm any news before we join the……..

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  8. opp
    opp April 23, 22:20

    Your comment..you that want to vote some one out tell THE JOSHUA

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  9. Ameen mohd
    Ameen mohd April 25, 10:55

    you made a big mistake Mr president to make this statement in the public…..if it’s true what you’ve said .. how could you go abroad and mentioned it… think before speaking, sir.

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