Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani has urged President Buhari to apologize over his remarks about Nigerian Youths.
While answering a question at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Wednesday, President Buhari had cause to talk about Nigerian youths.
Mr Buhari had described the youths as illiterates who are lazy and want freebies with the notion that the nation is an oil producing country.
He had said:
“We have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. More than 60 per cent 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, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free.”
His comments sparked reactions from the country’s young population who lambasted the president over his comments on them.
Defending Buhari, the Presidency, through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, blamed ‘statement twisters‘ as those who manipulated the president’s comments about the youths.
But reacting, Shehu Sani described Adesina’s statement as absurd, noting that, “The President spin doctors are trying to spray fragrances on the feces and lace the dung with olive oil.”
The lawmaker advised Mr Buhari to withdraw and tender an apology to the country’s young population.
“The President should simply withdraw the statement on the youths and apologize; and tell them what he will do for them in addition to what he had done for them,” Sani said.
He said if the president apologizes, he should be forgiven because he is a Human. Shehu Sani challenged the youths to pick the baton and lead and stop holding the Alsatian Dogs of the political elite.
“The President is a human being, he can gaffe and should be forgiven and should not be sent to the political guillotine.
“The President echos the perception of the bourgeoisie power elites,the youths must rise against it.”