Speaking at the Common Wealth Business Forum in Westminster on April 18, 2018, Buhari said :
“Nigerian youths are lazy, uneducated; and don’t like to do any work because they believe their country is an oil-rich nation, thus always wanting free oil money ”
NIGERIAN YOUTH : Sir, you are absolutely correct. One of the lazy Nigerian youths who is enjoying free oil money had an accident with the power bike he bought with free oil money not too long ago, and he was flown abroad for treatment with free oil money, then he hired a jet with free oil money from London to Abuja after his treatment.
Sir, we Nigerian Youth completely agree with you that the Nigerian youths are lazy and uneducated and always wanting free oil money. Their role models are in Aso Rock enjoying free oil money without even solving any security or economic problem for the country. When they are ill, they fly abroad for medical vacation with free oil money.
Why would anyone disagree with you that the Nigerian youths are uneducated? It’s very obvious. That’s why they don’t even know their rights !! Some of them ignorantly keep defending your ineptitude !!!
Sir, at 19 years of age, you left secondary school to join the Nigerian Army. At age 21, you were commissioned a second lieutenant and appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Where can our youths get such opportunity today ?
You enjoyed free education as a young man, but today the youths are deprived of basic education. You were a governor, a petroleum commissioner and a Head of State as a youth; but today, youths are on social media defending your failures !
Honestly, sir, we agree with you that the Nigerian youths are lazy. That’s why you ruled Nigeria as a youth and have also grabbed the job as an old man. The youths are too ignorant to even know the implication of this your comment, because some indolent ones would still rationalize it as an “ordinary” comment, forgetting that ‘out of the abundance of the mind, the mouth speaks’. They don’t even know that you and your fellow old men are presently doing the jobs that the youths should, ordinarily, be doing !
Sir, the most interesting aspect of this your “truth” is that you said it in a country where their government provides basic infrastructures, almost free education, free WiFi, free health care, almost free investment loans for their youths. While, in your own country, these lazy and uneducated youths, provide their own electricity, schools, security, roads, healthcare etc.. Yet, the indolent youths use their “free oil money” to buy mobile data to defend your ineptitude.
Sir, let us remind you that we have seen so many Nigerian youths who were almost useless in Nigeria, but when they cross over to the western world, they suddenly begin to excel in different fields of endeavor. What do you think is responsible for their positive output in the foreign land? Your guess is as good as ours. Sir- the difference is not far-fetched : A responsible government usually plan for their youths and create enabling environment for the youths to be able to create wealth and contribute to National development. Can we say the same of your own government ? Certainly Not ! Instead, we have lazy, uneducated youths who would hang on telecommunication masts and electric cables to shout “SAI BABA” whenever you visit their states. SHAME ! We only wish they knew better.
Finally, sir, let us ask you this : Apart from the free oil money this country has been paying you since your days as a youth till date, what have you been able to create for yourself ? Do you have thriving businesses that are providing employment for the Nigerian youths? Have you invented anything on your own? Sir, you can now see that this free oil money is what has kept you going for over 50 years. Perhaps this laziness is not limited to the youths alone. We guess some 75-year-old incompetent presidents are also lazy and love free oil money; and that’s why they want to remain in power till they are 80 years old. If we take away the free oil money this country has been paying you so that you then appraise your life, are you sure you will have any worth, sir?
We leave you to your conscience, Sir.
But, we hope that all intelligent Nigerian youths will realise that you are now using their time, after you had long-ago used your own time.
We hope that all intelligent Nigerian youths will stop being “lazy” and join hands, to take charge of their own destiny.
We equally hope that Nigerian youths will get their Permanent Voter’s Card ready, and give you appropriate response in 2019.
Courtsey: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISADVANTAGED & OPPRESSED NIGERIAN YOUTHS ( NADONY)