Nigerian musician, Banky W has reacted to a comment ascribed to President Muhammadu Buhari in which he said that a lot of Nigerian youth want everything for free.
Buhari made the speech while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday. The president said a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school and they want everything for free.
According to the President, “We have a very young population; our population is estimated conservatively to be 180 million. More than 60 percent of the population is below the age of 30. A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free.”
Reacting, Banky W took to his Instagram page while sharing the video and wrote:
“So apparently, this is what our President thinks about “a lot of the Nigerian youth”. What do you guys think?
I have a suggestion. Whether you agree, or disagree with the President’s comments, this time, do a little bit more than posting, commenting, retweeting, and complaining. Go and register to vote.
I’ve sat in countless meetings, seminars, conferences and hangouts with young people. We are always great at pointing out our issues.. but the truth is that we can sit around and complain from now until Kingdom come. IT WILL NOT MATTER. INEC will not count your tweets. Let’s turn the month of May into #PVCMay.
Even if you don’t know who you’re voting for.. even if you hate every single candidate. At least register.. so that if someone comes along who you feel compelled to support, you can.
If you’re really serious about wanting Nigeria to be a better place, go and register to vote. Get your PVC asap. The registration period will end LONG before the elections come, so if you think you can wait until next year, you are wrong.
Get your PVC today. Or don’t bother complaining about anything, because it won’t matter. Your tweets will not count. Your vote will.”