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Angry Nigerians attack Tinubu on Twitter over ‘youths’ unemployment’ comment



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The All Progressives Congress (APC), National leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Bola Tinubu has come under ferocious Twitter attacks for advocating for youths employment.

The politician and former governor of Lagos State had advised that comprehensive social protection measures must be put in place to remove unemployed youths from the streets.

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Tinubu who paid a solidarity visit to the governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum over the massacre of rice farmers by Boko Haram insurgents late last month, pointed out that Nigerian youths took to evil as a result of unemployment.

But few minutes after the statement hit news platforms, reactions began to trail his comments.

A Twitter user said lashed at Tinubu, saying that where would the youths be taken to. He said, Tinubu uses youths for his evil deeds.

Another Twitter user said, Mr Tinubu has started his campaign ahead of 2023 so soon, adding that the statement was a campaign strategy, while the APC has not fulfulled campaign promises since the party power in 2015.

Reuben Abati
Let’s take unemployed youths off the streets – Tinubu
Let’s take unemployed youths off the streets – Tinubu
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Unemployed youths are a ticking bomb waiting to explode. We saw a bit of it during the EndSARS protests. There’s no better time to engage them than NOW! Human resources should be deployed for our collective advantage.
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Where can he take them to, cos he uses them for his evil deeds..All these politicians will just say something nice outside but deep inside na evil full am

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Story. Another campaign strategy to get people to vote for APC. The last promise Mr oga, was never fulfilled. All this thieves will never leave Nigeria alone. None of their families are unemployed but living very large on public funds stolen by their father.

Tinubu further argued that it would make youths unavailable for.evil deeds, if jobs were provided for them.

“We have to remove these unemployed youths from the streets, from being available for evildoers for recruitment. Don’t tell me they are illiterates, anybody that can operate Keke NAPEP and do little repairs, anybody that can hold guns, dismantle guns and service it is no more an illiterate.”

Noting that the insurgence in the Northeast had festered for too long, he admonished the military to fashion out fresh strategies to end the killings in the zone, especially in Borno State.

He said: “We have been on this (Boko Haram) issue for some time, We have seen the reaction of the Federal Government and we have seen the reaction of the Armed Forces. This is no longer a conventional warfare; this is more tactical and more reason.

“In such a situation, what we do is to re-plan our strategy. We have seen the governor has been attacked on more than one occasion in an effort to eliminate him but Allah is mighty. He has protected and will continue to protect him.”

The APC leader also stressed that the killings by insurgents were neither a doctrine of Islam nor of Christianity.

He said: “We saw people who have endured so much agony, denial and brutality decided to run to their farms to develop means of livelihood not only for themselves but for all of us, in the end, they were slaughtered.

“That’s not a religion, it is not in our religion (Islam), it is not in Christianity either, it is an act of wickedness. I want His Excellency and members of the state executive to see this visit, not as a condolence only, not a sympathy only, but as solidarity and commitment that we must defeat all evildoers.”

Tinubu pointed out that under insurgency, governance would hardly excel because no leader would be able to concentrate and innovate

“You can’t concentrate or become innovative and excel if you have to make educational development in fear,” he said, describing Zulum as a man who “combines talent and character.”

”Prof. Zulum… is a man of courage, brilliance, talent plus great character. Is a different thing for one to be talented, and another to have character. Zulum is a man who is talented combined with great character and courageously takes the responsibility of governance without looking back,” he added.

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