Arewa Youths have also reacted to the statement linked to President Buhari, in which he said ‘a lot of young persons in the country prefer to sit without working, waiting for oil money to be handed to them’.
In a chat with Daily Post, the President of the Northern Youth group, Yerima Shettima who said the statement is an insult on all Nigerian youths, further stated that are biding their time till 2019 to let the President Buhari know whether they are actually jobless and lazy.
The President of Arewa Youths also disclosed that Adesina’s attempt at clarification does not make any difference, adding that since Buhari’s comment became public knowledge, he has been getting calls from youths across the north, expressing anger over the comment from the Nigerian leader. According to him, it was regrettable that the President would speak so of younger Nigerians who put their lives on the line to install the Buhari government.
“From the moment that statement was out, there have been a lot of complaints and grumbles from various people from my place, and they kept calling. The complaints were too much that I was compelled to issue a statement.
“Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have said anything because I am not surprised to see that kind of statement because the government does not believe in the Nigerian youths from inception.“If you look at the arrangement, the appointment, and how the government relates with the youths of this country, you will see that they do not have respect for the Nigerian youths despite the contributions of the youths. Don’t forget that the youths put their lives on the line to fight against the previous government but when it comes to sharing the goodies of government, the youths are nowhere to be found.
“We are completely disappointed in Buhari and we will never make this mistake again,” Yerima said.