Nigerian youths are not happy with President Buhari and they have shown their displeasure on social media through the hashtag #LazyNigerianYouths.
While answering a question at the ongoing Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting in the UK, the president said that, a lot of Nigerian youths haven’t been to school but are claiming that, because Nigeria has been an oil-producing country, they would sit and do nothing but get basic amenities for free.
As expected, this statement did not go down well with a lot of people, so, they decided to show their displeasure by showcasing their achievements despite the condition of the country.
From a lawyer who now sells shawarma, to a first class graduate of Microbiology who now sells pap, Nigerian youths show that they are not #LazyNigerianYouths
Below is the President’s speech
This is the most falsified representation of Nigerian Youths I've ever heard of. Nigerians have never acted entitled, most of us do not even know what it means to be an Oil Producing Country, we buy petrol at exorbitant rates….#LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/TV3BDNQgQP
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (GCFR) (@Rouvafe) April 19, 2018
Nigerian women responded
— Fisayo Obabire (@Franfisayo) April 19, 2018
BSc – Political Science
MA – International Relations and World Order
CEM – Pan Atlantic University (PAU)
Certifications in Oil and Gas Management
I feed over (to be modest) 600 pple for free every month
I am among the #LazyNigerianYouths
— Olashile Abayomi (@FireOFola) April 19, 2018
— Boluwatife (@Tifee_) April 19, 2018
Dear @MBuhari I am a lawyer but I have a small spot where I sell shawarma, burgers, smoothies, chicken wings e.t.c. in gwarinpa Abuja. I am not lazy atall. It is you who came into power to go for vacation for 103 days that is very lazy. #LazyNigerianYouths #LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/9qWX2KhRcE
— commissioner for Joy (@Mz_kayyy) April 20, 2018
I am Stephanie
I am a customer service representative at FreeMe digital
I wake up every morning and go to work from Yaba to Lekki 5 times a week
I am also a fashion designer
I ain't a #LazyNigerianYouths
— ✂Stephanie Chioma✂ (@da_divah) April 20, 2018
I'm proudly one of the million #LazyNigerianYouths who stay up all night designing Asoke to my clients satisfaction, at affordable prices and delivery is Nigeriawide…
— Empress Of Tomorrow (@vicky_viva_) April 20, 2018
I almost forgot to do this.
I'm a scriptwriter—a storyteller with a knack for excellence.
I'm a social media wiz– I can make you account go from 100 followers to 5000 in 30 days
I have a master's degree, work from 8-6, have my side gigs and I am lazy.#LazyNigerianYouths
— Naija Class Captain (@NaijaClassCapt) April 20, 2018
— Rare Paintings (@BennyEigbe) April 20, 2018
— FEY (@F__E__Y) April 19, 2018
Here is Ogechukwu Kate, a Second Class Upper graduate of History and International Relations from Ebonyi state university (EBSU), decided to go into charcoal selling to make ends meet, due to unemployment eating deep the society.#LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/K2qc3ezdKV
— Igbo Facts (@_IgboFacts) April 20, 2018
We're two undergraduates with a passion for events which will result in client satisfaction. We're juggling academics and business pretty well so far and pushing on regardless of the fact that Nigeria's system isn't the most enabling.
We're part of the #LazyNigerianYouths. pic.twitter.com/SgiayWSrid
— Meraki Management (@MerakiManagemnt) April 19, 2018
Who is a shoemaker part time engineer? Me me me!
Who makes the best footwear? Me me me !
Who is lazy? You know what ? Maybe me me me!
But you know who has got no right to call me that? Mr President , you you you! #lazynigerianyouths pic.twitter.com/bFtwThrXQt
— pious♥ (@dolliepious) April 20, 2018
I am a final year student of microbiology.
I'm an upcoming MUA trying to improve my craft but this country is just crazy 😢😢 I am not lazy!!!
Help my hustle. Kindly RT #LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/OApFyfbibj
— Aburo Lolú 😊 (@moyeen_cc) April 20, 2018
L.L.B – Nigeria
B.L – Nigeria
ACIS – United Kingdom
L.L.M Business Law (with full foreign scholarships) – Canada
Juris Doctor Equivalency Qualification – Canada
Ontario Bar Certified (in view, almost there) – Canada
Dear President @MBuhari, who are the #LazyNigerianYouths ? pic.twitter.com/wnpixf4CXV
— Meg Reuben (@Scheenel) April 20, 2018
I am a medical doctor
I am a blogger like @Healthertainer
I am a fashion designer
I am a makeup artist
With all these side hustles
I Am definitely NOT a #LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/KwcdojoKRT
— Queen #bbnaija (@tamarangcouture) April 20, 2018
You promised to provide employment for us and you failed. We have gone ahead to create jobs for ourselves and value in the economy and still you call us #LazyNigerianYouths #WeDeserveBetter #NigeriansArise pic.twitter.com/eF7jfHuaAH
— Our Moment Group (@OMG_NIG) April 20, 2018
My name is Abolarinwa Hazeezat, a second class upper graduate of business administration and banking from Ahmadu Bello University, zaria. I started entreneurship back in uni.#LazyNigerianYouths@segalink @OloriSupergalTV
— Abolarinwa Hazeezat (@Zeezahfn) April 20, 2018
At the age of 18 I started a fashion brand. At 21 the brand now covers Photography, catering and a blog. I am also a wife and mother and still a student of Economics! I am not lazy #LazyNigerianYouths #SelfEmployed
P.s Im still 21 and from the North!
— Ummeeta Rabiu (@ummeetaa_x) April 20, 2018
I have a Law degree,Successfully made a mark in the African music industry by "Rapping"! I own 3 businesses in 3 different industries. Entertainment / Fashion/ Agriculture and volunteer for many others. I am clearly not one of the #LazyNigerianYouths
— Sasha P (@SashaPofficial) April 20, 2018
— Sapphire (@_zafiro__) April 20, 2018
Graduate of History and international relations
I'm a makeup artist
I sell pen perfumes and perfume oils
I'm an aspiring fashion designer
I'm not a #LazyNigerianYouths
— Sucre (@NisholaSucre) April 20, 2018
Graduate of Linguistics n Comm. studies 4years ago, work 8-5pm daily as Assistant OAP Coolfm/NigInfo PH, Nights n Weekends, design and make Ladies wears @MBuhari I am not Lazy at all.#LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/iuFaBm5A11
— Jenny Speechiz (@Jennifer_Isreal) April 20, 2018