President M. Buhari has come under fire for his comment at a business conference in London, where he described Nigerian youths as lazy. The youths have taken to social media to react to the statement and Banky W also reacted.
President Buhari was quoted to have said that the Nigerian youths “do nothing” and want everything for “free” in the oil-rich country. In his words;
“A lot of them (Nigerian youths) haven’t been to school and they are claiming, you know, that Nigeria has been an oil-producing country therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, health care, education, free.”
A lot of Nigerian youths have countered the statement made by the President, using #LazyNigerianYouths to talk about their respective jobs and how they are being resourceful. Singer, Banky W has joined in the discussion but instead of talking about his business, he is urging the youths to get their voter’s card and vote for a government that values them.
See his post below.
So apparently, this is what our President thinks about “a lot of the Nigerian youth”. What do you guys think? I have a suggestion. Whether you agree, or disagree with the President’s comments, this time, do a little bit more than posting, commenting, retweeting, and complaining. Go and register to vote. I’ve sat in countless meetings, seminars, conferences and hangouts with young people. We are always great at pointing out our issues.. but the truth is that we can sit around and complain from now until Kingdom come. IT WILL NOT MATTER. INEC will not count your tweets. Let’s turn the month of May into #PVCMay. Even if you don’t know who you’re voting for.. even if you hate every single candidate. At least register.. so that if someone comes along who you feel compelled to support, you can. If you’re really serious about wanting Nigeria to be a better place, go and register to vote. Get your PVC asap. The registration period will end LONG before the elections come, so if you think you can wait until next year, you are wrong. Get your PVC today. Or don’t bother complaining about anything, because it won’t matter. Your tweets will not count. Your vote will.