The hashtag #LazyNigerianYouths is the number one trending topic on social media at the moment following President Buhari's speech at the Commonwealth of nations where he described Nigerian youths as lazy people who wait for the government to do everything for them.
The message was recieved with widespread disdain and condemnation and now Ngerian youths have taken to social media to react by sharing photos of their hardwork and what they do for a living with no government support.
Meet Kate Ogechukwu, a Second Class Upper graduate of History and International Relations from Ebonyi state university, decided to go into charcoal selling to make ends meet, due to lack of Jobs.. #LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/cfvitanKM0— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) April 19, 2018
@Gidi_Traffic I am a 2nd class upper graduate of chemistry science from university of lagos, I am now a shoe maker cos I couldn't get a job, I am not lazy, I am not lazy I am not lazy#LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/7SfHnZhN8w— Adegbesan Olusile (@d_4_dotun) April 19, 2018
I'm a graduate of Food Science and Technology with National Diploma and Higher National Diploma. As @MBuhari came on board in 2015, I graduated. Since Buhari couldn't provide me a job, I started my tailoring business @KAN_Royale, guess it qualifies me as a #LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/lQmS0BJuny— Adeeko Kehinde T (@Adeekehinde) April 19, 2018
I am not lazy and i dont want free anything.— Ade d tailor (@KuloDesigns) April 19, 2018
I make some of the best casuals and agbada on this side of the world.
Order for one today.
Help rt my customer full ur TL.#LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/sNPsqjiw8a
I am a Nigerian youth, I am working my socks out to get these fabrics (English cashmere and Swiss Voil) sold, so I don't depend on oil money. Please DO NOT BE LAZY TO RETWEET. Show you are not a #LazyNigerianYouths @i_am_Anomeli @akaebube @AishaYesufu @Omojuwa pic.twitter.com/cT2IhUG89T— Elbea Fabrics (@ElBeaFabrics) April 19, 2018
This being said... I will be burning this artwork I made in 2016 because you, Muhammadu Buhari are a shame to the millions of youth that voted you in. #LazyNigerianYouths #WeAreNigerianCreatives@MBuhari pic.twitter.com/rqnPh4n1Gs— Arinze Stanley (@Harinzeyart) April 19, 2018
I am a NIGERIA Youth.— Faleye Adedolapo???? (@MrKonkrete) April 19, 2018
Check my bio.
?I'm committed to making governance work for the poor and marginalised people in #Nigeria through various development interventions.#LazyNigerianYouths pic.twitter.com/V6xsf80r7b
I have two degrees, One in Chemical engineering and the other in Marine Engineering.— Noris Eli (@iam__NORIS) April 19, 2018
I am ridiculously underpaid & under employed in my country and so are many other Nigerian youths
I am not lazy. My president lied or totally uninformed of the true situation #LazyNigerianYouths
I am a young Nigerian.— Olufola Wusu (@OlufolaWusu) April 19, 2018
I solve Legal problems, consult on Intellectual Property, Gas, Oil and Policy.
I guide foreign companies investing in Agric, ICT & Entertainment for a living.
Sir @MBuhari I am not lazy, Nigerian Youths are not lazy!#LazyNigerianYouths @theresa_may pic.twitter.com/r7J6EHtcbz