If you are a young person in Nigeria and have no work, it probably is because you are lazy and not ready to work.

That is what your president believes.

President Buhari told a Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Wednesday that many Nigerian youths are uneducated, not ready to work and dependent on revenue from oil to survive.

He said the youths, who make up 60% of the population, are waiting to get social amenities free of charge.

"We have a very young population and our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. The 60% of the population is below the age of 30.

"A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country and therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free,” he added.

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This was what the President said during a panel discussion at the forum when the moderator asked him to give his final thoughts on the issues discussed.

He also said he had fulfilled his campaign promises by improving on the nation’s security and the economy.

Buhari, while giving his administration a pass mark in security, said the government had been able to decimate the Boko Haram sect, whose activities, he said, had damaged the education and health infrastructures.

The President added that his administration had also made impact in agriculture by giving loans to citizens without asking for collateral.

What do you think? Are Nigerian youths really lazy?

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