Nigerians have taken to Twitter to criticise former Lagos governor and reverred politician Bola Tinubu over his call for the Federal Government to recruit 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army.
While addressing guests at the 12th colloquium organised in his honour on Monday, Tinubu said insurgents and bandits are taking advantage of the high unemployment in the country and are recruiting the youths to indulge in their criminal activities.
He said: “We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed —33 per cent unemployed?
“Recruit 50 million youths into the army, what they will eat — cassava, corn, yam, will grow here.
“Don’t talk about illiteracy, anybody who can hold a gun, who can handle a gun, who can cock and shoot is technically competent to repair a tractor in the farm.”
See reactions on Twitter below: