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'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by White007(m): 10:03pm On Apr 20
CNN Mocks Buhari Calling Nigerian Youths Lazy and Illiterates.-



Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari is facing a backlash on social media following remarks he made about the nation's youth at a Commonwealth event in London.
President Buhari was asked a question after a keynote speech at the event on Wednesday, his aide said.
In his reply, the president said: "We have a very young population. More than 60% of the population is below the age of 30. A lot of them haven't been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil-producing country, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare, education free."
Many Nigerians inferred from the comments that he was branding the nation's youth as lazy.

Using the hashtag #LazyNigerianYouth on social media, Nigerians expressed their anger with the comments, which many said did not reflect the entrepreneurial drive of young people in the country.
Young people in Nigeria face chronic unemployment and underemployment, so the president's remarks have hit a raw nerve in a country where many are struggling in a tough economic climate.

Some said Buhari, 75, missed an opportunity during the panel to sell the potential of Nigeria's human capital and largely young demographic to an overseas audience.

"It was (a) pure undiluted gaffe especially with a foreign audience you are telling to come and invest in your country," Uche Enechi said in a Facebook comment. "Normally, a president will say, 'come and invest here because we have a youthful, skilled and hardworking labor force that you need, plus a secure and business friendly environment.' He just said the opposite."

Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina said the president's remarks were misinterpreted to mean he had taken "all Nigerian youths to the cleaners."

In a statement, Adesina said: "... elementary English recognises a wide gulf between 'a lot of' and the word 'all.' How can 'a lot of them," suddenly transmogrify to mean 'all of them?' Mischievous and unconscionable!"
"There is no way President Buhari, father of the Nigerian nation in every sense of the word, who equally has biological children of his own in the youth age bracket, pass a vote of no confidence on all youths. It can only exist in the imagination of those who play what the president has described as 'irresponsible politics'," Adesina added in the statement.
Others seized the opportunity to highlight how they are forced to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.

Lakinbofa Goodluck, a PR consultant and doctoral student at a Nigerian university, says he needs to have several jobs to pay his bills.
"It's good to have multiple streams of income," he said. "But why would you want to be spreading energy across five different streams if there's one stream that provides everything you need?"
"One has to do other things to be able to pay his bills and save some money."

The continent's largest economy is moving out of a recession caused by tanking oil prices but Nigeria is still one of the most dangerous places to give birth and the country's very young face chronic malnutrition, according to research by the Gates Foundation.
Although the country recently moved up 14 places on the World Bank's ease of doing business ranking, most of its businesses remain in the informal sector where there is little help and loans are hard to come by.

President Buhari is seeking for re-election next year and will now face a tough battle to get the support of the nation's young people, who voted overwhelmingly for him at the last election.
Nigeria, like most of the continent, has a huge youth bulge with 60% of Nigeria's 180 million population aged under 30, according to President Buhari.

Related Article: Nigeria's President Buhari will meet Trump in Washington
Buhari's political opponents have been quick to capitalize on the backlash against the president.
The governor of Ekiti State in southwest Nigeria, Ayodele Fayose, urged the nation's youth to vote Buhari out next year.
"Contrary to the morale-killing comment of the president, Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising," he said in a statement.
"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 1950s and 1960s."
Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president in the country and a wealthy businessman who is expected to run against Buhari in the 2019 elections, tweeted his support for young people, saying they formed the majority of his workforce.
"I will never refer to Nigeria's youth as people who sit and do nothing. They are hardworking. I should know, I have thousands of youths working for me all over the country who have been the backbone to our success," he said in a tweet.

Source: https://edition-m.cnn.com/2018/04/20/africa/nigeria-young-people-buhari-backlash/index.html

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by White007(m): 10:05pm On Apr 20
This is Yusuf.
He doesn't like to work.
He stays in a free house, eats free meals and rides a power bike all day long.
When sick, he flies a chartered or presidential plane to some of the finest hospitals to treat himself all for free. 
Yusuf is a #LazyNigerianYouths
Don't be like Yusuf

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by chriskosherbal(m): 10:07pm On Apr 20
This thing has really gone viral & global .

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Topmaike007(m): 10:11pm On Apr 20
see what buhari use mouth cause, on normal circumstance dem no born CNN to say rubbish. but reverse is the case now

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by SOFTENGR: 10:14pm On Apr 20
The "lazy youths" who voted this lazy man should show they are not lazy come 2019.
Get your PVC now!

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by whitebeard(m): 10:15pm On Apr 20
Buhari...I can't even shout, the man matter don tire me..!

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by femolacqua(m): 10:15pm On Apr 20
I really don't know if the president doesn't think words through before saying it, it a shame and a slap on his face. Let's see how that second term is gonna pan out.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by freeze001(f): 10:20pm On Apr 20
Deomelllo, proudlyngwa

Oya! Come n attack CNN by telling them he referred only to a lot of youths and not all.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by IamD18: 10:21pm On Apr 20
cheesy

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by emeijeh(m): 10:22pm On Apr 20
Sometimes I begin to wonder if the group of people calling this man Jubril might be right.


What a clueless !diot

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Timfreds(m): 10:23pm On Apr 20
The most annoying part of it is that many of the youth - zombies I guess - still support him on that statement, that Buhari is right. Zombiism has no cure.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by OrestesDante(m): 10:29pm On Apr 20
angry angry angry
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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by 99miles(m): 10:32pm On Apr 20
If this statement made by our president were to be made is some countries, it would have resulted to a bloody revolution.
Is just that our youths are tolerant, which also reflect the fact that a good number of us are educated and hard working, so we are just taking this humiliation with ease.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Obudupikin: 10:33pm On Apr 20
What hurt me more is that rather than apologising,the presidency,through Adesina tried to rationalize that indefensible statement.

I felt deeply insulted.

Pls,get your PVC.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Sir2rexninefour(m): 10:35pm On Apr 20
Uhuru!
The final nail to the Coffin!!
"It's Finished" ~ Jn 19:30!!!

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Evablizin(f): 10:36pm On Apr 20
Incompetent and lazy president of cows.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by buhariguy(m): 10:38pm On Apr 20
White007:
This is Yusuf.
He doesn't like to work.
He stays in a free house, eats free meals and rides a power bike all day long.
When sick, he flies a chartered or presidential plane to some of the finest hospitals to treat himself all for free. 
Yusuf is a #LazyNigerianYouths
Don't be like Yusuf
tell your father to be President, so that you can be lazy like Yusuf

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by ruggedboy01: 10:38pm On Apr 20
the so called lazy illiterate youths will still vote him next year cheesy grin

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by delkuf(m): 10:59pm On Apr 20
I don't have any to say. waiting for 2019

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by obonujoker(m): 11:03pm On Apr 20
buhariguy:
only lazy freebies idiotic pigs of Biafra.

Are you also a lazy youth??

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by blackboy(m): 11:13pm On Apr 20
now im beging to believe he used the word lazy.
Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Xander85: 11:13pm On Apr 20
99miles:
If this statement made by our president were to be made is some countries, it would have resulted to a bloody revolution.
Is just that our youths are tolerant, which also reflect the fact that a good number of us are educated and hard working, so we are just taking this humiliation with ease.

Tolerant keh...Nigerian youths? shocked

I think the word most suitable to describe a people who don't care who rules them and who do little to effect a change is docile. sad

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by JideAmuGiaka: 11:14pm On Apr 20
Omenkalives AKA Progress69 when are you coming up with your useless counter thread on this matter?

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by meccuno: 11:14pm On Apr 20
buhariguy:
only lazy freebies idiotic pigs of Biafra.
its getting STALE......try something else grin grin grin

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by theunnamed: 11:16pm On Apr 20
Just negodu angry angry angry

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by JideAmuGiaka: 11:16pm On Apr 20
buhariguy:
tell your father to be President, so that you can be lazy like Yusuf

Sarrki shut up.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Earthbound(m): 11:16pm On Apr 20
Has anyone stopped to realize Youth is actually in its plural form already?!

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Paradigm777: 11:20pm On Apr 20
buhariguy:
tell your father to be President, so that you can be lazy like Yusuf
.

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by deji17: 11:26pm On Apr 20
White007:
CNN Mocks Buhari Calling Nigerian Youths Lazy and Illiterates.-

CNN, should face their Trump that refers to them as FAKE NEWS.

57% Americans think Donald Trump is a racist

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/01/politics/point-trump-poll/index.html

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by Nobody: 11:29pm On Apr 20
Foolish old man disgracing the country up and down. angry

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Re: 'We Are Not Lazy,' Nigerian Youths Slam President Buhari On Social Media - CNN by buhariguy(m): 11:31pm On Apr 20
obonujoker:


Are you also a lazy youth??
buhari said a lot of our youth are lazy,always looking for freebies.

Buhari said it,
idiotic pigs of Biafra claimed it.

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