Apologize To The Nigerian Youths Now, Siasia Tells Buhari
Moses Siloko Siasia, a former 2015 Bayelsa State Governorship Candidate, has condemned in the strongest terms the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerian youths are lazy.
Mr Siasia who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum said the President should have used such exalted platforms to tell the world what his administration is doing to create employment for the teeming population of youths and the new things his administration has brought to our people who have been disillusioned and impoverished by government at all levels.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Siasia stressed that President’s statement is an insult to the sensibilities of Nigerian youths.
“The President has clearly stated that the majority of youth who brought him to power are also lazy, and all those young men and women in the armed forces trying to protect the territorial integrity of the country are lazy, and the young ones who are in the Nigerian Police Force to protect lives and property are also lazy.”
“I believe, from that statement, that the President is unaware that those who contribute up to eighty per cent of Nigeria’s gross domestic product GDP (through the SMEs) are youths. The President also ought to know that the youth from our sports and entertainment industry are the ones bringing glory to our country and not his own generation.
“The youth in our entertainment industry are also creating enormous employment for other young people without any support or incentives from Government. Those winning medals for our country are youths and not old men. We have the likes of Asisat Oshoala, 2017 African Women Player of the Year; Patience Okon.”