The Nigerian youth has been on the receiving end of the Buhari administration. President Muhammadu Buhari infamously criticised Nigerian youths, referring to them as “lazy and uneducated.” His policies has affected youths negatively, more than “9 Million able bodied Nigerians have lost their jobs since Buhari came to power in 2015.
As the election date draws closer, the young people in Nigeria are desperately yearning for a leadership that can work for them, make jobs available for them and provide them with a chance to have a productive life. With this mind, thousands of Nigerian youths gathered at the Welcome Centre Hotel Ikeja, the heart of Lagos to receive the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar whom they pledged their undivided loyalty and support in the 2019 election.
The Nigerian youths who gathered in Ikeja to interact with Atiku Abubakar and his vice presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, stated that their support for Atiku Abubakar was based on his proven track record of being a performer, a sound manager of economic resources, a job creator who has provided more than 15,000 jobs for young people, a bridge builder who is not driven by nepotism but provides opportunity for all.