Osinbajo counters Buhari’s ‘Nigerian Youths Lazy’ Statement.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has refuted President Buhari’s statement at the Commonwealth Business Forum Days ago that Nigerian Youths are lazy and like freebies. Here’s what Osinbajo said.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said Nigerian youths have excelled in every sphere of the economy they have been involved.
Osinbajo Counters Buhari In 24hours
He stated this when he received a delegation of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement which visited him in Abuja on Thursday barely 24 hrs after President Muhammadu Buhari said that most Nigerian youths want everything free without doing anything.
Osinbajo, however, challenged youths in the country to strive to acquire experience before seeking to occupy political offices in the years ahead.
“It is true that young people are participating in every sphere of the economy and they are doing well, but they ended up there through one process of training or the other,” he said.
The Vice President, who pointed out that leadership positions were not automatic, recalled that he served as a special adviser at the age of 30 and had been involved in pressure group activities before he became an Attorney-General and then, Vice President.
He added that Nigeria did not need people who will just muzzle their way into positions.
The Vice President said that issues of governance needed to be planned deliberately as making women to participate in politics and issues of girl-child needed to be taken seriously and addressed.
According to him, this is because half of the women that should be participating in politics did not have the know-how.
Why Osinbajo Thinks “Nigerian Youths Are Not Lazy”
Prof. Osinbajo also added that there was also supposed to be plans for education to make the young people stand and grow politically.
He said: “Just like you have to train before you can become a pilot, so it is for politics.
“I think that whatever age a person chooses to run should not matter; what should matter is the preparedness of the person because elective positions require some skills.
“Most times people train to acquire other skills but not politics; that’s the way of democracy.’’