President Muhammodu Buhari has committed no offence with his statement at the Common Wealth gathering in Westminster on April 18, 2018.
Action may not always bring happiness; be conserved to act and leave the talking to others.
Sometimes even the flight of an angel hits turbulence such is the case of Nigeria president (PMB), the innocent old man left his country to represent and defend its interests which are expected to bring about development (especially in the economy) ultimately and accustomed one of the most criticized statements in the office by mere misinterpretation or exertion by his enemies to rap his integrity and commitment.
Quoting the man statement as contained in the video gone on viral, “About the economy, we have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180million. This is a very conservative one. More than 60% of the population is below 30, a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil-producing country, therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, and education for free”.
By visual sense, there is nowhere it appears the word “Youths” and “Lazy” or the statement “Nigeria youths are lazy”. In the world of critique, the statement “a lot of them haven’t been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria is an oil-producing country. Therefore, they should sit and do nothing, and get housing, healthcare, and education for free” does not mean the speaker is referring to the ages below 30years.
Paraphrase, the “a lot” used may be subjected to the entire population initially mentioned. Ok let’s assume it is subjecting to the ages below 30years, the statement may be correct. In a country having youths to be populous, yet having a great economic challenge. Then, how can we measure the youths’ abilities? Because where there is ability there should be a great account of success and growth in all ramifications.
May I say that the statement may mean “youths are lazy, not by their abilities, but by their vision”.
Get it right, I am neither a President Buhari fan nor his enemy but a neutral-minded boy. I felt concerned when I read and heard complaints and condemnations in the nook and cranny of the social media by some individual youths and youth organizations because PMB has been content to be simply himself and did not compare or compete and so he deserves our respect.
Any fool can criticize, complain and condemn and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. My fellow youths, don’t let us lose our heart and our self-control. Let’s awaken the self-knowledge in us. Let’s stop politicizing any single act of these political office holders which a normal and neutral person can do.
This is Alpha, warning that, “The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is knowledge of our own political brain and ignorance”.