Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari said many Nigerian youths just want to sit down and do nothing, banking on the belief that Nigerian is an oil-rich nation. Buhari said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything free. In his word
“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.”
Angry Nigerians upon hearing the statement fired hot shots at him saying the president had no right insulting the youths, who struggle under very hard circumstances to make end meet
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