Following President Muhammadu Buhari‘s comment that a lot of Nigerian youths want to sit at home and do nothing, Nigerians on social media are trending #LazyNigerianYouths.
The president had made the comment at the ongoing Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in the UK.
Nigerian youth, to assert their resilience and resourcefulness, are listing their qualifications and hustles with the hashtag.
From nurses who also work as fashion designers, to people who studied Geology but work as graphic designers, here are a few #LazyNigerianYouths:
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.