Lazy youths: Nigerian Government reveals what critics want to do

The Federal Government has further reacted to the comment credited to President Muhammadu Buhari where he was quoted to have described Nigerian youths as lazy.

Speaking on the matter, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said some people were out to incite the youths against Buhari.

According to Mohammed, President Buhari had passion and concern for Nigerian youths, as opposed to what the critics of his administration want the people to believe.

The Minister said this at the weekend in Abeokuta, Ogun State, while fielding questions from journalists at the ongoing African Drum Festival.

He said, “Some people have just made it their full -time job these days to scrutinise and twist whatever the President says out of context.

“I wonder how a government that has employed 100,000 unemployed graduates and also feeds about 7.5 million people daily could be tagged anti- youth.

“Our social investment programmes have continued to generate jobs and create opportunities for our teeming youths while our empowerment programmes have been providing soft loans to over 400, 000 youths.

“Millions of families and individuals have also continued to benefit from our Conditional Cash Transfer initiative.

“This is a government that is so concerned and passionate about youth development and it is not right for people to begin to quote Mr. President out of context and thereby incite the youths against the government.”


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