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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

@Politics Africa: Buhari clears air, says, most Northern youths are uneducated, dropouts

President Muhamamdu Buhari has eventually limit his statement to youths in the northern part of Nigeria when he once again reiterated that most youths from the Northern part of the country were either uneducated or abandoned school halfway.
The President made this known in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA), Hausa service, in Washington, United States on Tuesday.
Asked about his reported comment on Nigerian youths while in London for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Buhari noted that the media only preferred to report what they like instead of focusing on developmental journalism.
The President said, “You know they say we are over 180 to 200 million people in Nigeria and 60% are the youth below the age of 30.
“In the North for instance, most have not attended school or they abandoned halfway.
“If not because we had favourable rainfall in the past two seasons; most of them have no jobs, just idling away.
“People like them, even if they go to the South for instance, what they will make will not be enough to even pay their rent not to talk of feeding, clothing, and transport back home.
“That has not been explained enough and you know the media, especially the print, are simply doing whatever they like.
“We had two successful farming seasons, people went to the farm and did very well, but no one is talking about that; only insults.
“That is why the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, had to respond to the letter of insults released by Obasanjo.
“We spoke about it and I asked him not to respond but he refused and said he will just respond by stating the situation we met the country, where it is now and what was done in between and the monies we are getting.”

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