Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigeria’s Presiden, Muhammadu Buhari, has countered his husband’s statement describing Nigerian youths as being lazy.
It will be recalled that President Buhari once described the Nigerian youths as being lazy,uneducated and wanting everything free.
This was coming months after he mentioned in an interview with UK Telegraph, that some Nigerians in the UK, mostly youths, are disposed to criminality and should not be granted asylum there.
The statement stirred mixed reactions from different quarters .
In what seems to be knocking the President’s statement, Aisha Buhari extolled the creativity of Nigerian youths.
She bared her minds when she hosted corps members who participated in the 60th Independence Parade to a dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to her, the corps members displayed rare passion and skills during Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary Parade in Abuja.
She charged the youths to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the creative industry in Nigeria, adding that they have the ability to excel in their chosen fields.
She said, “The creativity of NYSC alongside the military has shown that Nigerian youths are capable of doing well at any given opportunity.
“Nigeria has an economy driven by the creative industry such as music, movies, arts, information, communication, technology and other branches offer great and lucrative opportunities for all to explore.”