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Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by AnonPoet: 5:45am On Mar 31
Having carefully designed his birthday colloquium to project his presidential aspiration and offer himself as the most suitable choice to succeed Buhari, Bola Tinubu stepped to the podium on Monday and set off a big debate on his capacity for the job he will be seeking in a few months time. Turn to any of the commonly used social media platforms, and you will most certainly notice Nigerians debating the proposition.

So, what did Tinubu proposed and why is it generating reaction? Uncomfortable with the country’s unemployment figure and the implication on security, Tinubu proposed that young Nigerians should be massively recruited into the military. That is, draft 50 million youth to the military to cut off potential recruitment sources for terrorists and other criminal activities.

“Recruit 50 million youths into the army, take away from their (the bandits’) recruitment source,” the former Lagos state governor had noted in his speech at the colloquium to mark his 69th birthday that held in Kano. This recommendation, no doubt, provided a clear insight into Tinubu’s mindset, particularly on solving the unemployment crisis.

In fairness to Tinubu, the high unemployment rate presents a feeding ground not only for bandits but other social vices, which in recent times have gone so bad. But anyone who has taken the time to analyze the problem will realize that Tinubu’s proposition will realize how poor it sounds. Why? This is no brainer and I will do my best to make you understand.

When Nigeria got its independence in 1960, there was some sort of consensus from within and outside, that it would go on to be one of the greatest nations on Earth. But the huge prospects that heralded the country’s birth have since been lost to irresponsible leaderships, who consistently show poor understanding of problems or deeply think through remedy.

The very fact that we’re in this terrible situation as a country, where nothing seems to be working to expectations, should be enough for anyone to realize that this isn’t a time for an unfeasible proposition. What Nigerians need, especially after realizing their misjudgements with Buhari, is a president that is thorough in thinking and ideas on turning things around in the country.

Unfortunately, what Tinubu showed us on Monday in Kano was a replay of the failed ideas that counted for the country’s abysmal outlook. Perhaps he was too lost in his desire to impress supporters that he failed to realize that drafting 50m youth, which is 25% of Nigeria’s population, into the military is outrageous and unsustainable.

But he tried to dismiss the argument by suggesting that young people recruited into the military can eat “Cassava, corn, yam in the afternoon….. it is grown here.” This is unbelievable and to imagine that an aspiring president thinks what matters to young people is only food is unsettling.

More than ever, that kind of mindset is telling us something especially at a time when leaders elsewhere are aggressively encouraging their youths to go into STEM, robotic engineering, programming, and other critical knowledge that will define the future, including the military sphere. True, security is a necessity for any country to experience growth and development but thinking that the only way to achieve it is through military option is a big gaffe for someone who seeks the highest political office in the land.

Times and again, we have learned through various research works how a high level of illiteracy serves as a fertile ground for terrorism. It was on that strength that a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar rued the indifference shown so far by the government to the level of illiteracy as the figure of out-of-school children, which currently stood at 10.3 million, disappointingly showcased.

It is a good thing that Tinubu joined the growing list of Nigerians who are not comfortable with the country’s rising unemployment rate but as a presidential hopeful, he should be able to show that he can do a better job. This is exactly what Buhari failed to do when he serially seek the country’s top political office, but unfortunately, many Nigerians didn’t pay attention and here we are now.

Tinubu turns the lens on himself through that proposition, and I can say, just as many others have observed on various social media platforms, tells us something uninspiring about him. As against what many of his supporters have always wanted us to believe, I’m afraid Tinubu sent the wrong signal.

By Oke Umurhohwo, a Political Analyst and Strategist. He tweets via @OkeStalyf and can be reached on oke.umu@gmail.com

https://leaders.ng/unemployment-what-tinubus-recommendation-tells-us-about-him-by-okestalyf/

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by cardoctor(m): 6:07am On Mar 31
Happy 69th birthday B.A.T.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by MetroBaba1(m): 6:07am On Mar 31
If this is Tinubu's recommendation to tackle and solve rising unemployment rate in Nigeria, he's not capable to rule Nigeria.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by slawormiir: 6:09am On Mar 31
Damnnn niggarrrr
Tinubu can never be the president


His gadmnnn wings will be clipped even before 2023

And I can bet my balls buhari is gonna abandon his sorry ass

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by christinme224(m): 6:09am On Mar 31
50million wetin?.....it means you want to take all nigerians youth to military?

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by diamondy: 6:09am On Mar 31
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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Authoreety: 6:10am On Mar 31
Mtchww... See how this old greedy dumbass shot himself in the leg


Anyone who thinks tinubu will perform better than buhari must have his or her head screened and examined

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Luckydubby7(m): 6:11am On Mar 31
Unfortunately, what Tinubu showed us on Monday in Kano was a replay of the failed ideas that counted for the country’s abysmal outlook. Perhaps he was too lost in his desire to impress supporters that he failed to realize that drafting 50m youth, which is 25% of Nigeria’s population, into the military is outrageous and unsustainable.

Some morons here supported the idea.
Anything vomit out from this wicked criminal is acceptable to them.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Elem1: 6:12am On Mar 31
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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by goltokka: 6:12am On Mar 31
There won't be election in 2023!

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Fernandeswagger: 6:12am On Mar 31
But he tried to dismiss the argument by suggesting that young people recruited into the military can eat “Cassava, corn, yam in the afternoon….. it is grown here.” This is unbelievable and to imagine that an aspiring president thinks what matters to young people is only food is unsettling.

Serious gaffe.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Dozis: 6:12am On Mar 31
Please let Tinubu go to United States, we want to check wether he is truly a wanted drug lord there.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Racoon(m): 6:13am On Mar 31
But(Tinubu)..tried to dismiss the argument by suggesting that young people recruited into the military can eat “Cassava, corn, yam in the afternoon….. it is grown here.” This is unbelievable and to imagine that an aspiring president thinks what matters to young people is only food is unsettling.
Just imagine! This the so called presidential hopeful.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Olami83: 6:14am On Mar 31
Wrong signal or right signal.. He's a better candidate for the job

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Spartacus101(m): 6:15am On Mar 31
50 million too small na kukuma make am 500 million Nothing Ronaldo no go see for Referee hand.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by ODJ124(m): 6:15am On Mar 31
cool But the error in his statement has been corrected Oga... He ment.. 50,000 youths...

Anyway jagaban 2023...




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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by ODJ124(m): 6:15am On Mar 31
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But the error in his statement has been corrected Oga... He ment.. 50,000 youths...

Anyway jagaban 2023...




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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Minjim: 6:18am On Mar 31
MetroBaba1:
If this is Tinubu's recommendation to tackle and solve the unemployment rate in Nigeria, he's not capable to rule Nigeria.

He had said he meant 50k

And if Nigeria is depending on Tinubu to soLve its unemployment problems, then we are doomed!

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Olami83: 6:18am On Mar 31
Luckydubby7:
Unfortunately, what Tinubu showed us on Monday in Kano was a replay of the failed ideas that counted for the country’s abysmal outlook. Perhaps he was too lost in his desire to impress supporters that he failed to realize that drafting 50m youth, which is 25% of Nigeria’s population, into the military is outrageous and unsustainable.

Some morons here supported the idea.
Anything vomit out from this wicked criminal is acceptable to them.

The speech was just an illustration, the figure might sound huge but that's a good move to tackle insecurity and unemployment

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by shevy878: 6:18am On Mar 31
Tinubu just like buhari, has nothing to offer Jare!

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by odogwunaija(m): 6:18am On Mar 31
It's unfortunate that come 2023 if he eventually contests, some people will still vote him just because he is from the same tribe or religion with them, despite the fact that they know he's not fit for the job mentally, medically,etc

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Luckydubby7(m): 6:19am On Mar 31
Olami83:


The speech was just an illustration, the figure might sound huge but that's a good move to tackle insecurity and unemployment
Stop defending these old criminals.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by HandsomeBlack: 6:19am On Mar 31
As a person, I respect the man Tinubu but it would be unwise to think that he becoming president will solve Nigeria's current problems.

First, Tinubu has remained the national leader of the ruling APC. He has access to the president and top decision makers in the current government. If he can't advise or influence the president/vice president for positive change using his office, I doubt whether he can do better as president himself.
This is the man that championed the repackaging of Buhari to Nigerians as a reformed democrat, incorruptible and the Messiah to "change" Nigeria for good during the 2015 elections. We know differently today as Nigerians.
Top founding members of APC have come out to say that they imported Fulanis from neighbouring countries to cause trouble if Buhari did not win. What does Tinubu know about this unpatriotic and highly damning allegation and what is the extent of his involvement considering he is also a top founding member? If such happened without his knowledge, he may still be president and will be "shocked" when things happen.
We should not mistake desperation for power to mean that the power seeker has something good to offer. If nothing else, we should have learned our lesson with Buhari.
I believe we need capable younger person as president. Jagaban seems too old for the job.
Anyone that wants to be president should be able to present and defend his manifesto to all Nigerians. Not with empty and unrealistic promises like turning one naira to one dollar or eliminating Boko Haram in 3weeks.
This is how they packaged Buhari to Nigerians in 2015.
Let's not support blindly because of religious/tribal sentiments. It would do none of us any good. Ask the people of Katsina.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by blackpanda: 6:19am On Mar 31
AnonPoet:


https://leaders.ng/unemployment-what-tinubus-recommendation-tells-us-about-him-by-okestalyf/

2 things I will say:

1. Tinubu has since retracted his 50million and suggested he meant 50,000

2. 2015 election wasn't misjudgment. Nigerians picked the better of the two available candidates. If pdp won, with the way they were going nigeria would have ended

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by blackpanda: 6:20am On Mar 31
shevy878:
Tinubu just like buhari, has nothing to offer Jare!

U that has something to offer go and contest na. Mtscheeeew

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by MetroBaba1(m): 6:21am On Mar 31
Minjim:


He had said he meant 50k

And if Nigeria is depending on Tinubu to soLve its unemployment problems, then we are doomed!


We are doomed, indeed.

Subtract 50k from 23.5milion.

We are really doomed.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by melvinjames: 6:21am On Mar 31
Oke Umurhohwo wrote
Tinubu turns the lens on himself through that proposition, and I can say, just as many others have observed on various social media platforms, tells us something uninspiring about him. As against what many of his supporters have always wanted us to believe, I’m afraid Tinubu sent the wrong signal.

No one expects you to say anything good about Jagaban.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by selemempe: 6:22am On Mar 31
Yoruba people are truly blessed with human resources. In Nigeria they have sound people like Fashola. Abroad they have been serially elected into leadership position.
However they want to present to us a man that can be said to be the worst governor of Lagos since 1999... simply because he knows how to use his money to install people into offices for rent seeking.
Buhari would be a thousand times better than tinubu. Buhari has one thing Tinubu doesn't...that is an anti corruption reputation. Tinubu has nothing buhari doesn't. For we are not sure Tinubu learnt anything from university

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Olami83: 6:22am On Mar 31
Luckydubby7:

Stop defending these old criminals.

But the young ones are also criminals without any idea.

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Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by Ogbenia: 6:23am On Mar 31
Re: Unemployment: What Tinubu’s Recommendation Tells Us About Him - Oke Umurhohwo by sammyj: 6:24am On Mar 31
It shows sign of old age and incompetence. Tinubu is to old to rule this Nigeria. He is going to be Buhari part two !! shocked shocked shocked

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