Atiku slams Buhari for saying Nigerian youths are lazy

Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has criticized President Muhammadu Buhari, over his comments on the young people in Nigeria.

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Atiku, writing on his Twitter page on Thursday morning, said, “our greatest asset is our youth”.

“I will never refer to Nigeria’s youth as people who sit and do nothing. They are hardworking. I should know, I have thousands of youths working for me all over the country who have been the backbone to our success.

“I’ve always said oil is not Nigeria’s greatest asset. Our greatest asset is our youth who created Nollywood out of nothing and an entertainment industry that is second to none in Africa.

“Our youth are charting new frontiers; creating a huge tech industry on their own! Their entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic, and creative abilities are things of pride and should be applauded, encouraged and nurtured.”

Buhari, speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, said youths prefer to do nothing because they feel Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.

According to Buhari, a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school, yet they want everything free.



  1. Buhari doesn’t know wat he’s saying o jere….. he’s referring to d almajiris…. Aiku, Nah elcetion make u dey talk all dese… ure not dat nice too

  2. His handlers could not be there to tell him what to say…
    Oyibo kids are lazy o, but d take care or them
    Young people in holland locked on marijuana have cafes d go to take approved doses of “igbo”


  3. Buhari knew that his saying by saying a lot of nigeria youth are lazy, mind you guys he did nt say all of them. that means some of them are serious, so dnt misunderstand his word

  4. You are the one who is lazy not the Nigerian youths I know am sure you are under buhari’s pay check as his media troll you and ed

  5. Truth is it not true that some youths are layabout. The group of armed robbers who invaded Offa recently are they not youths Atiku is trying to patronize the youth but he has failed. He has no morality that the youths can look up to. He want to be president by all tricks in 2019. His forbid

    • Mention one country in this world that is free from armed robbery carried out by their youths then I can take your comment seriously.

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