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Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by bolaayenimo: 7:27pm On Mar 30
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Lagos state governor and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday said he committed an accidental verbal mistake when he asked the Federal Government to recruit 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army in a bid to oust the insurgents and miscreants threatening the nation’s peace.

In a statement issued by his media office, Tinubu said he meant 50,000 youths and not 50 million youths, which is about a quarter of Nigeria’s population.

In his address at the 12 Bola Tinubu Colloquium held in Kano, Tinubu had said the insurgents and bandits are taking advantage of the high unemployment in the country and are recruiting the youths to indulge in their criminal activities.
He emphasized that the nation is under-policed, adding that drafting the youth into various national security agencies should not be based solely on educational qualification or literacy.

We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed —33 per cent unemployed? Recruit 50 million youths into the army, what they will eat —cassava, corn, yam, will grow here.

However on Wednesday, the APC leader said what he canvassed for was engaging 5 million youths in all aspects of nation-building, ranging from infrastructural development to agricultural modernization, and recruitment of 50,000 youths into the military.

The full statement reads “The 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium marking Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s birthday was a well-attended event that focused on the important theme of national cohesion during these challenging times”.

“This was the first time the colloquium was held in the ancient and important city of Kano. The choice of venue was most appropriate given the theme and the underlying objective of highlighting the oneness of the country and the need for unity so that Nigeria may attain its best destiny”.

“Speaking at the event, Asiwaju Tinubu canvassed the urgent need to combine employment and national security policy by the recruitment of 5 million youths in all aspects of nation-building, ranging from infrastructural development to agricultural modernization.

He believes that the more job opportunities are presented to our youth the less some of them will be tempted into illegal and dangerous activities”.

“As part of this overall approach, he believes that eligible youth should be recruited into the armed forces, police and other security agencies to augment the functional capacity of our security apparatus thus ensuring the better security and safety of our people”.

“Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the armed forces not the N50 million that was mentioned in error. It was an accidental verbal mistake of which we all commit from time to time especially when reciting a series of large numerical figures.

He did not mean N50 million, which is almost a quarter of our total population”.

“The crucial matter is that Asiwaju rightly observed that such strong recruitment would serve the twin-purpose of helping to tackle unemployment while at the same time enhancing the security of every Nigerian.

Please forgive any confusion due to this innocent error. The most vital thing is that he set forth a wise and timely approach that would help us face two of today’s stiffest challenges”.

“It is in the spirit that we hope you view and assess his proposal for it seeks to provide a way for more youths to participate in building a greater, safer and more prosperous country”.
https://www.independent.ng/50-million-youths-tinubu-begs-for-forgiveness-says-he-committed-accidental-verbal-mistake/

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Xscape1993(m): 7:30pm On Mar 30
Always confusing issues. Analog people everywhere in this government. What a great country rule by unfortunate people!

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by omophunky(m): 7:31pm On Mar 30
And you want me to believe you ?

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Resurrection212: 7:32pm On Mar 30
You are the next Nigeria president.Nobody above mistake.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by GogetterMD(m): 7:33pm On Mar 30
Still doesn't add up. You can't use "massive unemployment" in the preceding sentence and say "employ 50,000 youths" in the sentence that follows it

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by nairavsdollars(f): 7:33pm On Mar 30
blame old age

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 7:39pm On Mar 30
Honestly Tinubu is too old and of questionable character. He has stolen more than enough, so he just go and enjoy his loot at old age. He is a trillionaire in Naira and powerful in some parts in South West. Don't know what else he is looking for again.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Brexxit(m): 7:40pm On Mar 30
He won't even scale past apc primaries.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by CSTRR: 7:41pm On Mar 30
If tinubu becomes president,then I will know this country has been cursed.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by uptimum123(m): 7:42pm On Mar 30
Whichever way Jagaban

Nigerians are with you

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by IamFINESSE: 7:44pm On Mar 30
You're still a useless man grin

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Gamer999: 7:50pm On Mar 30
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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by CryptoMatic: 7:50pm On Mar 30
This mugu came to his senses after he was dragged on twitter, He better visit a psychiatrist before it’s too late

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by SarakiBukola: 7:50pm On Mar 30
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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by BigSarah(f): 7:50pm On Mar 30
The Jagaban of infinitely daft opinions, so how much billions should we print to revive Nigerias economy?

Still a dumb idea, the current employed soldiers and security operatives don't even have the adequate equipments or welfare...

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by olaolulazio(m): 7:51pm On Mar 30
Na so he go sign money wey him no suppose sign.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by nairalee(m): 7:51pm On Mar 30
I knew it couldn't be. Even China that surpasses Nigeria with over 1bn in population doesn't have up to 50,000,000 military personnel

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by phransix2: 7:51pm On Mar 30
And one foo.lish rubber stamp legislator has already asked FG to implement the error...

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by SarakiBukola: 7:51pm On Mar 30
Yes...but they should be all from SS, SW and North.



Not those that would wear make-up and run away in female gowns at the first sign of trouble undecided

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by SarakiBukola: 7:51pm On Mar 30
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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Temptee101(m): 7:51pm On Mar 30
grin grin grin

Finally, we have buhari pro max in this man.

Tinubu must be suffering from dementia, old age has already set in.

From falling down to saying that yorubas and fulanis are twin and now thinking 50k is 50M.

How bad can it get for this man again?

Zombies behold your future darling daddy maybe probably by 2023 he might be on clutches.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Matheusmartin: 7:51pm On Mar 30
... Early signs of Alzehmeir disease.

How can u see thousand and be calling it million....


Nigerians, if u like, don't shine your eyes.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by daddytime(m): 7:51pm On Mar 30
From the abundance of the heart...the mouth speaketh.

50 thazan oh...50 mirrion oh...all na the same 50 dey inside.

Apology accepted.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by blinking001(m): 7:51pm On Mar 30
I think I really dont care if he said 50 million or 50 thousand...all i care about is seeing the Jagaban in Asorock come 2023.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Julianaa: 7:51pm On Mar 30
His son will be among?

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by yanabasee1(m): 7:51pm On Mar 30
This is how all of them came out in 2015 to be lying from left, right, center....Promising Nigerians all manners of things and yet no single promise kept...


They are very good with figures.... They'll just be calling figures and you'll just be wondering.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Onyeedum(m): 7:51pm On Mar 30
Apologies accepted, everybody makes mistakes. Not the Presidential material we needed thu.

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Rede0m: 7:52pm On Mar 30
Monkey is better to be president than this Guy

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by PrinceOfLagos: 7:52pm On Mar 30
Baba shut up please

This damage control won't work

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Re: Colloquium: Tinubu Apologises, Says He Meant 50,000 Youths Not 50 Million by Brexxit(m): 7:52pm On Mar 30
uptimum123:
Whichever way Jagaban


Nigerians are with you
Which Nigerians?

Stop smoking crack.

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