he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings CHOGM 2018 held from Wednesday,
April 18 to Friday, April 20.
The president left Abuja on Monday, April 9 to for an official visit to British Prime Minister,
Theresa May, as both leaders discussed Nigeria-British relations.
The Nigerian leader however suffered a public relations disaster while speaking at
the Commonwealth Business Forum in London.
After participating in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (#CHOCM2018), and bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, @Theresa_May President @MBuhari left London for Abuja this afternoon.
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) April 21, 2018
While answering a question on what policies his government has put in place to engage
young people in the turbulent northeast region, Buhari literally suggested
His words: “A lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria
has been an oil producing country and therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing,
healthcare and education free.”
The comments have sparked massive outrage on both the print and social media as many
Nigerians accuse the president of de-marketing the country.
the comment was made, a hashtag on micro-blogging site,
Twitter (#LazyNigerianYouth) has been trending with young Nigerians showing off what
they do to make a living in disagreement with their leader’s thoughts.
The backlash as a result of the comment is yet to die down as the president arrives
Abuja to a rather hostile young population at the moment.