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Calling Nigerian youths lazy without providing uninterrupted electricity abusive, unacceptable — Tinubu

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As the race for the nation’s president’s seat hots up, President Muhammadu Buhari administration has received a bashing for failures recorded in some key sectors of the economy from an APC stalwart. A former Lagos State Governor, and presidential aspirant, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has taken a swipe at the administration over the non-performing sectors particularly power supply.
Tinubu, who is the national leader of APC, spoke at the rally of Southwest youths on Saturday in Lagos attended by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Toyin Hamzat.
Tinubu said it was paradoxical for anyone to blame Nigerian youths and tag them as “lazy” while the country is faced with epileptic power supply.
Persecondnews.com recalls that Buhari had at a forum of world leaders at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London few years ago lashed out at Nigerian youths, calling them lazy.
PRESIDENT BUHARI DEPARTS FOR THE UK. 5A-7B ; President Muhammadu Buhari as he departs Abuja for medical vacation in the UK . P2OTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MARCH 6TH 2022

 

He had said: “More than 60 per cent of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil-producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, education free,”.
But Tinubu, making passive reference to Buhari’s statement at the rally, said no nation can record “rapid development” without electricity.
According to him, Nigeria is endowed with enough gas that can be used to generate electricity and even export to European countries.
“We cannot continue with excuses on NEPA failure. No! No nation can make rapid development without electricity.
“Give us that, and if we cannot be successful, you can abuse us. You cannot give us erratic electricity that is undependable and then blame us again that we are lazy. No!
“Nigeria — it is about time. We have enough gas to fire up our electricity. We can supply the rest of Europe with gas, and we can make money from it,” Tinubu said.

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