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Nigerian youths not lazy, our greatest asset- Atiku #LazyNigerianYouths

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and a presidential hopeful in the 2019 general elections has reacted to the comments attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the Commonwealth business forum in UK. #LazyNigerianYouths

Buhari was cited as saying “Nigerian youth have not been to school but they want everything for free.”

Reacting, Atiku in series of tweets described Nigerian youth as the country’s greatest asset, saying “I will never refer to Nigeria’s youth as people who sit and do nothing. They are hard working. I should know, I have thousands of youths working for me all over the country who have been the backbone of our success,” the statement read.

“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.”



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