Fayose replies Buhari, says Nigerian youths are hardworking


The Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose has taken to twitter to respond to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement concerning Nigerian youths.

Buhari had, at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminister on Wednesday said: “We have a very young population and our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million.

“The 60 per cent of the population is below the age of 30. A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country and therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free.”

However, Fayose disagreed with the president’s position, maintaining that Nigerian youths are intelligent and hardworking.

“Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising,” he said.

“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?”

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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