- President Muhammadu Buhari is of the view that Nigerians should not expect jobs from the government after school
- According to Buhari, education is not the ticket to getting government jobs rather it makes one distinct from the uneducated ones
- The Nigerian leader urged the youths to make good use of their education for self-improvement growth in the society
Buhari has asked Nigerian youths to use their education and exposure to improve themselves and not see them as tickets to depend on the government for jobs.
The Nigerian leader made this disclosure on Wednesday, January 5, during an exclusive interview with Channels Television.
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“I wish when they go to school; when they work hard; when they earn their degree, they don’t do it thinking that government must give them jobs."
The president regretted that the colonial administration indoctrinated people to wait for government jobs after passing through school.
Aside from this, Buhari also spoke on a wide range of issues that borders on national interest.
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Lukman said that pushing negotiation for the emergence of the APC presidential candidate outside the structures of the party is a threat to internal unity among the members and leaders.
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In another related development, former Lagos state governor and national leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said he will not rebuff entreaties to him to seek the ruling party's presidential ticket ahead of the next general elections in 2023.
Tinubu stated this on Tuesday, December 14 in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with some northern elders in the Nigerian capital.
The northern elders operating under the aegis of Alliance Committee were led to the meeting by their chairman, Ambassador Lawal Mohammed Munir.