The white woman moderator simply sought to know his thoughts on Investment in the NorthEast, Continental Free Trade Agreement etc

Peoples Bishop Kenneth Obi

The tragic irony of what President Buhari's assertion on Nigerian youths being lazy and uneducated, is that the question he was responding to, got absolutely nothing to do with Nigerian youths or even Nigerian population. No connection whatsoever! The same way he veered off from what he was asked some years ago and started talking about 97% versus 5%.

The white woman moderator simply sought to know his thoughts on Investment in the NorthEast, Continental Free Trade Agreement etc. And he veered off from the question and started declaring that the same youths who would be the life wire of any investment in his country are lazy, uneducated and unproductive. And he said all these right there in the presence of the same potential investors he supposedly went to the Commonwealth meeting to court!!!

My heart bleeds for those young Nigerians who struggle with practically everything: from gaining admission into schools, to serving the country in dangerous terrains. People who are hungry, unemployed and angry. People who struggle every single day of their lives to make a living. People who seeks jobs, even with better qualifications than the president, but can't get them. 

Is it the young people who were suffocated to death while trying to write exams for jobs at the Immigration that are lazy? Does Buhari have any idea of what young Nigerians go through every day to earn a decent penny in an environment surrounded by confused and corrupt people in government?
Does he know what young business men and women put up with daily as they struggle to keep their head above water in Nigeria? 

Does he have an idea of what young entrepreneurs have to cope with to find start up capital?
Does he know that tens of millions of Nigerian youths have never received anything free from any government since they were born? Parents struggled to see them through school. Some engaged in business and other forms of trading, even menial jobs to help augment what they get from their parents. 

Does he know what young Nigerian graduates cope with everyday in an elusive search for jobs?
What of young professionals? Does Buhari have any idea of what they go through to find their feet in the midst of lack of support from government?
Does Buhari know that even as students and apprentices, some young Nigerians are already bread winners in their families? 

Some go abroad to live as refugees because their country of Nigeria has failed them.
If those young people Buhari described as lazy have less than 10% of the opportunities Buhari had as a young man, they would have done much better than he did.

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As a young military officer, Buhari became everything from Governor to Minister to Head of State, not because he had any special qualifications but because time and chance favored him.
As a young military officer, he became Oil Minister, not because he had any qualifications in the petroleum industry but because time and chance favored him, yet today, millions of young Nigerians 
with top qualifications in the area of petroleum development roam the streets in search of jobs.
As a young man, he met a Nigeria full of opportunities. There were no old men seeking to die in office. The leaders of that time were young men in their thirties and forties. Today, at 75, and after having tasted every juicy office in the land, he seeks to remain in power till 2023.
Buhari should stop insulting Nigerian youths.

In THINGS FALL APART, Achebe advised those whose kernels were cracked by benevolent spirits not to spite others.
Buhari has been a huge recipient and beneficiary of government money. He should at least show some respect to Nigerian Youths who are not as lucky as he has been.
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