It doesn’t seem like the Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, is going to relent anytime soon on his attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, over his comments on the youths in Nigeria.
Buhari, speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday , said youths prefer to do nothing because they feel Nigeria is an oil-rich nation.
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According to the President, a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school, yet they want everything free.
In a series of tweets posted on his verified Twitter page on Friday, Fayose claimed Buhari got into the Army at 19 and became a Second Lieutenant without O’Level certificate.
“Under President Buhari; a man who got everything as a youth despite his academic limitations, farms are no longer safe for our youths who have taken to farming.They are being murdered by herdsmen and the President is looking the other way. Within 3 years, over 10m jobs lost!
“If Nigeria was without opportunities for the youths like this when President Buhari was a youth,he would have probably ended up as a local farmer,rearing cows in Daura. But he had opportunity of joining the army at 19 & becoming a 2nd Lieutenant at 21 without O’Level certificate,” the Governor wrote.
The Governor had earlier tweeted:
At 19, President Buhari left Secondary School to join the Army. At age 21,he was commissioned a second lieutenant and appointed Platoon Commander of the Second Infantry Battalion in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Where can our youths get such opportunity today?
Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising. Their future was mortgaged by past leaders like President Buhari, who had everything at their beck and call as youths. I imagine the youths of today having half of the opportunities available in the 50s and 60s
Governor Ayodele Fayose on Thursday, had his account frozen by the court of Appeal sitting in Ekiti, just a day after he made his first tweet on the President’s comments on Nigerian youths being lazy.