Published: Fri, April 20, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Buhari's Criticism Not Targeted At All Nigerian Youth - Presidency

Buhari's Criticism Not Targeted At All Nigerian Youth - Presidency

The comment has sparked outrage and public condemnation with many saying it failed to convey the reality of Nigerian youth's exploits.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and rights activist, Festus Keyamo, has opened up on why he accepted to serve as Director, Strategic Communications of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation for the 2019 presidential poll. We see this as a pure mockery of the nation's democracy and no doubt a disheartening precedent for Nigerian youths at a time when the youths are gathering momentum to take up leadership positions at different levels in the country.

"Mr. President's latest salvo is totally unacceptable and must be condemned by all right-thinking people to avoid further verbal assault against our country, particularly at global fora".

"The president has not had a media chat in a while, and I'm sure it's deliberate, he has a tendency to say something off mark, so his aides will try as much as possible to avoid free speech", Animashaun said.

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"Contrary to the morale-killing comment of the president, Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising". That is what President Buhari is committed to doing.

While declaring his intention to contest the office of the National Chairman of the ruling APC in the forthcoming national convention, Mr Frank urged the President to support him as a young man so as to prove to the world that that Nigerian youths are not lazy.

Reacting to the statement made by Buhari at the ongoing Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, Moghalu accused the president's administration of causing unemployment in the country to rise from "8.2% in Q2 2015, to 18.8% now".

Mr Frank, in a statement he personally signed on Thursday, reminded the President that more than 20 young Nigerians lost their lives in 2014 in search for employment in Nigerian Immigration Service.

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"Therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free".

He said, unlike Buhari, Lamido has already put plan in place to carry all youths along in governance if he wins the 2019 presidency.

"Joblessness makes him talk anyhow!", he said. "Using harsh words on them may discourage them from contributing their own quota to the development of the country".

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