''What President Buhari Said About Nigerian Youths Being Lazy Is The Truth'' - Muslim Group Says

Published 1 year ago by: success Xenab
at 09:09 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has backed President Buhari's claim that a lot of Nigerian youths are lazy and do nothing but to wait on government to provide everything free for them.

President Buhari made the controversial statement last week while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London. The comment has generated a lot of reactions with most Nigerians condemning the president for speaking ill of Nigerian youths in the presence of prospective investors.

MURIC however believes that what President Buhari said is the truth many Nigerian do not want to accept.

In a statement signed by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, the group said President Buhari’s characterization of Nigerian youths at an event in London last week is ‘apt, precise and succinct.’

“Nigerians need to contextualize the president’s comment. We have seen many youths functioning as political thugs as the 2019 general elections approach. They have started vandalizing properties and disrupting political gatherings. Can anybody tell us that those political thugs are old men? What of the herdsmen who are terrorizing innocent farmers around the country? Are they not young people? Are they not lazy? Are the kidnappers who make life unbearable for innocent people not lazy? But are they not youths? Has anyone seen elderly people among Boko Haram insurgents and Niger Delta militants? What of the ‘area boys’ syndrome and the al-majiri phenomenon? Are the Yahoo Yahoo boys not of the same age bracket? Are they not all lazy? What of the ‘agberos’ or touts who have now spilled out of motor parks unto the streets and bus stops? What responsible work are they doing? Are they not youths? What do they contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? All they do is to stand at the bus stops to extort money from drivers of commercial vehicles. Are they not lazy? When will Nigerians admit this reality? Who pulled the wool over our faces?”

Furthermore, the group said

“Many of our youths are lazy but we don’t want to admit it. Instead of commending this truthful leader, we started calling him names. Collective amnesia appears to have gripped Nigerians. We have forgotten that Buhari is not the only leader who described Nigerians and the youth in particular in this manner. Governor Dickson in a media chat on 17th May, 2016 was alleged to have said, "Bayelsans are so lazy, they want everything free, they don't want to work". The 25th September 2017 edition of a northern-based newspaper also reportedly quoted Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as saying, "Northerners are lazy" while General Babangida (rtd) allegedly opined during a BBC Hausa service interview of 16th April 2010, "The Nigerian youth is useless, cannot lead." Senator Shehu Sani added flavor to this in December 2017 when he reportedly said:t "Northerners are lazy and unproductive. During the launching of a book written by Chief Gani Fawehinmi in 1974, Chief Obafemi Awolowo complained that, ‘The trouble with many of our youths is that they sleep too much; play too much, and indulge too much in idle chatter and gossip. If indeed the above were the views of a governor from the South-South, a leader from the South West, a former military president, an ex-vice president and a distinguished senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, all of whom are from the North, it stands to reason that Buhari has not said anything new. Neither is this pragmatic assessment of citizens by their leaders limited to Nigeria. During a town hall event overseas, ex-President Barrack Obama referred to Americans as lazy.”

The group urged Nigerians to embrace a new political culture that promotes hard work and shun bettting or any means of getting rich quickly.

“Islam abhors idleness and laziness. It appreciates the dignity of labor. The Glorious Qur’an implores every man to work hard, “Tell them to work. (If they do) Allah, His Messenger and the believers (citizens) will appreciate their work” (Qur’an 9:105). To round up, we invite Nigerian politicians to brace up for a new political culture of probity, accountability, and pragmatism. We call on the youths to abandon the counter-productive race for emergency wealth, to shun betting and to concentrate on education, training and hard work. We charge parents to inculcate core values of honesty, dignity, and diligence in their offspring.”

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Wazubia at 09:14 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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THIS ISLAM FORGOTTEN LUNATIC, ENOUGH OF THIS YOUR NOISE. Angry Angry Angry Angry
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EDDYPRINCE at 09:25 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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what is this imbecile talking about,  stop covering up for that dull president and shut up your dirty mouth.
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fineboy77 at 09:27 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Buhari said that Nigerian youths are lazy,not some,not few,not even most,but ALL Nigerian youths. This attention seeking idiot is here to tell us that in even the most developed countries in the world,that there are no criminals?

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nature7888 at 09:41 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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That guy has smoked his brain off his head. Foolishness
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ruthie at 09:48 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE CARRIED AWAY BY SENTIMENTS....THIS IS JUST HIS OPINION AND IT CLEARLY DONT COUNT......YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT LAZY...WHO CARES WHAT THEY THINK.
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Mykie010 at 09:50 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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what is wrong in getting housing, education, health care for free, most European and African countries provide these things for free but buhari being a religious fanatic,  will be against any thing that will better d lives of the people.
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Mykie010 at 09:54 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: ruthie on 09:48 AM, 24/04/2018
I THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE CARRIED AWAY BY SENTIMENTS....THIS IS JUST HIS OPINION AND IT CLEARLY DONT COUNT......YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT LAZY...WHO CARES WHAT THEY THINK.
Talk wisely pls. How can he attract investment to the country when u don't portray the country negatively. Didn't u hear what bill gate told him about human development. Is there anyway that these useless man is developing the youths, he has been busy lately empowering boko Haram and u are here talking trash.
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abrakata at 10:01 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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What do u expect from a Muslim faggot cow turn human while grazing in Sambisa forest. Because he has sold off his little brains to female bombers, he now thinks what comes out of his y*nsh could be better. #[email protected]#
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ruthie at 10:01 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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I MAINTAIN MY STAND....WHATEVER THEY SAY ABOUT YOUTHS DONT MATTER ...THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME, NEGATIVE THINGS HAVE BEEN SAID ABOUT NIGERIA BY PMB...LETS FACE MORE CRITICAL ISSUES AND STOP BEING PETTY.
Quote from: Mykie010 on 09:54 AM, 24/04/2018
Talk wisely pls. How can he attract investment to the country when u don't portray the country negatively. Didn't u hear what bill gate told him about human development. Is there anyway that these useless man is developing the youths, he has been busy lately empowering boko Haram and u are here talking trash.
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chukkychukky at 10:16 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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goat talking

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Patode at 10:18 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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General Babangida (rtd) allegedly opined during a BBC Hausa service interview of 16th April 2010, "The Nigerian youth is useless, cannot lead."
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fineboy77 at 11:31 AM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: Patode on 10:18 AM, 24/04/2018
General Babangida (rtd) allegedly opined during a BBC Hausa service interview of 16th April 2010, "The Nigerian youth is useless, cannot lead."
That is because they started ruling the country in their youthful years and they took leadership by force,pouring blood here and there in the process. They had little respect for any elder,let alone people that got in their way,but the youth of today is too scared,and we still respect those old men a lot,to the extent that they have overlooked the respect and have rather seen our fear. If the youth should rise and take over their country by force,crushing any old fool that will stand in their way,they may see reasons to respect us.

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celebritygee at 02:37 PM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Imagine fools backing evil
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gogoman at 03:06 PM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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only a fool go blame BUHARI ... if not prove him wrong na
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slimber at 08:07 PM, 24/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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You 're very correct
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