#LazyNigerianYouths: 4 Times Celebrities Disagreed With President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has started a new trend on Twitter - #LazyNigerianYouths.
The hashtag was borne out of a statement made by the president during a business meeting in London on Wednesday, April 18, where he claimed Nigerian youths "sit and do nothing".
"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,” he said.
The statement thereby triggered the #LazyNigerianYouths which is now trending and celebrities have also reacted to the presidents remarks.
Below are 4 comments made by celebrities on social media.
???????????????????????????? my name is Mocheddah , At 18 I became the Youngest African to ever win a MAMA and a CHANNEL O music award At 19 I released my debut album At 20 Graduated from The university of Lagos with a 3:28 GPA At 25 I became a fashion Designer, speaker , style influencer, image consultant and role model. Despite the odds Despite the lack of electricity Despite having social Media comedians as law makers Despite having snakes and monkeys as money launderers Despite having No health insurance Despite paying taxes for No development Despite bad and flooded roads Despite all your generation has failed to provide. Mr PRESIDENT , I still get up and WIN I am 27 and I AM NOT A LAZY NIGERIAN YOUTH. ???????????????????????????? #lazynigerianyouths
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.