Nigeria's Greatest Asset Is Our Youth - Atiku

Nigeria's Greatest Asset Is Our Youth - Atiku

The Arewa youths, who spoke through their national president, Yerima Shettima, said they have heard Buhari's remarks at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London and are biding their time till 2019 to let the President know whether they are actually jobless and lazy.

He said this in a Facebook post on Thursday, apparently in reaction to the comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari about the youths.

While speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, Buhari said a lot of Nigerian youth have not been to school and they want everything free because Nigeria is an oil producing state.

Adesina described the misinterpretation as mischievous and unconscionable.

The youths who said contrary to what Buhari said, Nigerian youth are hardworking and industrious however declared that the President is totally out of point for making such remark.

"But elementary English recognises a wide gulf between "a lot of" and the word "all".

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The president is a human being, he can gaffe and should be forgiven and should not be sent to the political guillotine.

"The best answer to this assault on the sensibilities of the Nigerian youth is to obtain Permanent Voters Card and be ready to repay the President in his own coin in 2019 by showing him and the fumbling APC the red card across the country", he stressed.

"The President also said more than 60 percent of Nigerians fall into the age category of youths and deserve to inherit a stable and prosperous country that they can be proud of, adding that the government will work assiduously to prevent waste and the depletion of resources by corrupt Nigerians". That is what President Buhari is committed to doing. "I will never refer to Nigeria's youth as people who sit and do nothing".

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, says it is important for the Federal Government to regconise the fact that the youths are the nation's greatest asset.

"It is futile for mischief makers to lie in wait, and take a minor part of the words of the President, and turn it into negative commentary, peradventure they could diminish the profile of the President".

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