Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, over his comments on the young people in Nigeria.
Fayose, writing on his Twitter page, stated that the future of youths in the country was “mortgaged by past leaders like President Buhari”.
He wrote: “Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising. Their future was mortgaged by past leaders like President Buhari, who had everything at their beck and call as youths.
“I imagine the youths of today having half of the opportunities available in the 50s and 60s.
“At 19, President Buhari left Secondary School to join the Army. At age 21,he was commissioned a second lieutenant and appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Where can our youths get such opportunity today?”
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.