The Presidency has reacted to the uproar over its principals comments at a Commonwealth Business Forum yesterday.
Nigerians had taken to social media to respond angrily to President Muhammad Buhari’s perceived insult in remarks where he stated that Nigerian youth do not want to go to school and feel entitled to free housing, health care and an education because Nigeria is oil-rich.
Many Nigerians blasted the President harshly on social media. See our earlier story on that here, complete with some of the reactions from the youth.
The Presidency said in a statement, “There is no way President Buhari, father of the Nigerian nation in every sense of the word, who equally has biological children of his own in the youths age bracket, pass a vote of no confidence on all youths. It can only exist in the imagination of those who play what the President has described as “irresponsible politics” with everything.
President Buhari has always applauded and celebrated Nigerian youths who excel in different areas of endeavour, from sports, to academia, and other realms. And he will continue to do so, because he values the youths, and knows that they are the fulcrum on which the future of the country rests.
Indeed, every country has its share of idle population, and it is the bounden duty of government at all levels, to create an enabling environment for them to actualize their potentials. That is what President Buhari is committed to doing.
Source – Herald