Tinubu Wants 50,000 Nigerian Youths In Armed Forces, Not 50 Million

Former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, has admitted he made an ‘accidental verbal mistake’ when he recommended that 50 million Nigerian youths be recruited into the Nigerian Army.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, had on Monday, March 29, 2021 said the recruitment of millions of unemployed youths would solve the nation’s insecurity and unemployment problems.

His suggestion was met with great criticism and mockery as his suggested figure is one fourth of the Nigerian population.

On March 30, Tinubu’s media office on Tuesday moved to correct the situation, noting that his figure was a mistake and he actually meant to recommend a much lower figure.

According to the statement “Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the Armed Forces not the 50 million that was mentioned in error,”

“The most vital thing is that he set forth a wise and timely approach that would help us face two of today’s stiffest challenges.

“It is in the spirit that we hope you view and assess his proposal for it seeks to provide a way for more youths to participate in building a greater, safer and more prosperous country,” the statement concluded.

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