The spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Joe Igbokwe, was heckled for trying to defend President Muhammadu Buhari's comment that Nigerian youths are lazy.

Igbokwe’s defence of Buhari’s comment nearly disrupted TheNiche 4th anniversary lecture on Friday in Lagos.

The event, which was held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island had two presidential aspirants, Remi Sonaiya and Kingsley Moghalu as Chairman and Guest Speaker respectively.

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Both had in their earlier presentations faulted Buhari’s comment, noting that Nigerian youths are not lazy.

When it was his turn to talk, Igbokwe, who was one of the lead discussants at the lecture, noted that Buhari was quoted out of context.

His defence immediately drew a furious response from the audience.

Shouts of ‘don’t go there’, ‘shut up’, 'Buhari does not understand English, 'we are not lazy' rented the air'

It took the intervention of the moderator of the event, a former Editor-in-chief of Guardian newspapers, Debo Adesina before the situation was brought under control.

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Igbokwe, who is rarely afraid of controversy was forced to retrace his steps.

Buhari had on Wednesday at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster, said many Nigerian youths are waiting to get free things from the government.

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