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Nigerians have reacted to the comments made by President Muhammadu Buhari at Commonwealth Business Forum in London accusing much Nigerian youth of laziness.

Speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, the president said a lot of Nigerian youth have not been to school and they want everything free.

In his words:

“More than 60 percent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free.”

The comment has sparked outrage and public condemnation with many saying it failed to convey the reality of Nigerian youth’s exploits.

Many Nigerians who took to their social media accounts with the hashtag #LazyNigerianYouths and #HardWorkingNigerianYouth express their dissatisfaction with the President’s comment.


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A few days ago, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in Lagos to meet young innovators at Andela and the larger tech community in Yaba.The hub which is driven by young innovators and entrepreneurs and is widely seen as a manifestation of their entrepreneur skill.

The president is currently attending the Commonwealth business forum in London this is the first time since 1997, the UK will host Commonwealth leaders for the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting; representing the interests of over 2.6 billion people.

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Fikayo has a degree in computer science with economics from Obafemi Awolowo University. ITIL v3 in IT service management. An alumnus of Daystar Leadership Academy. Prior to joining Nairametrics had stinct in Project management, Telecommunications among others. Also training in Consulting and Investment banking from Edubridge Academy. He has very keen interest in Politics, Agri-business, private equity and global economics. He loves travelling and watching football. You can contact him via fikayo.owoeye@nairametrics.com


  1. So disappointed with the derogatory presentation of our President before the whole world !!! May I ask u Mr. President; how many graduates are being produced quarterly for youth corps service in the country and we don’t go to school? How many of them are being employed at the end of the youth service? How many vibrant young candidates are striving to gain admission into university thru Jamb but being denied? How many unemployed graduates trying to go entrepreneurial but hinder by Nigeria factors of poor economic incentive program in the country have actually being assisted by government? Despite all these, our entrepreneurial activities in the informal sector still have significant impact on the National income. Mr. President, the vibrant youth of this great nation though being mismanaged by politicians deserve to be honoured for thier persevering spirit of entrepreneurship no matter what it may be. Thanks sir.

  2. What do Nigerians expect. When Nigerians were told before 2015 election buhari had no educatioal degree they said they will take his nepa bill. Wow the bullshit that comes with nepa bill man. Buhari so lazy never after leaving office did not seeking higher learning, has never written a book, chair a board of a company or university in Nigeria. However, seeked for the highest public office in the country and got it.

  3. what a wonderful world said satchmol armstrong.what a wonderful young Nigerians,they curses like no body in our planet.me think young Nigerians can look after themselves.every time mr buhari opens his mouth,he offends somebody.if is not past leader,now he is taking on young Nigeria,now he have lost the next general general election.mr buhari should apologises to young Nigerians,as they are the ones who voted for him,they wanted changes fast, and faster,they are the one who voted out GEJ.
    They have started with Mr buhari high school NEPA bill certificate,they tasked MR buhari,what project he constructed in his 3 yrs in office.BRING IT ON MR BUHARI.WE CAN TAKE ON MR BUHARI,did they said,they have awaken the sleeping tiger,as they are getting very personal.they are taking on his wife and his children


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