Recruiting of 50 Million Youths into Army was in Error, Bola Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressive Party (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said his statement advising the Federal Government to recruit 50 million youths into the army, was said in error.

The statement, which was made at the 12th colloquium organized to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State, was met with enthusiasm and humour by Nigerians on social media, especially Twitter. According to Mr Tinubu, “Recruit 50 million youths into the army,” he stated, adding that “what they will eat —cassava, corn, yam, will grow here.”

Tunde Rahman, a spokesperson to Tinubu, in a statement on Tuesday said, “The 50 million was an accidental verbal mistake of which we all commit from time to time especially when reciting a series of large numerical figures.”

The statement went further to state that the former governor of Lagos, meant to say that the government should employ 50,000 youths, as a method of tackling unemployment and the rising insecurity, growing in the country.

Written by Ambagain Inyambe

Ambagain is an intern and a freelance writer at hypestation. To him, writing is one of the many forms of expression available. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram on @iiambagain


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