Draft 50 Million Nigerian Youths Into Army – Tinubu Advises FG
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National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, says Nigerian youths are angry and should be massively recruited into the Nigerian army.
Speaking at the colloquium to mark his 69th birthday in Kano on Monday, Tinubu said 50 million youths should be drafted into the army while some engage in agriculture.
The former governor of Lagos made the recommendation as a way of addressing Nigeria’s high rate of unemployment. He said such measure would cut off the potential source of recruitment for bandits and criminals who may be looking to engage the youths.
“Recruit 50 million youths into the army, take away from their (the bandits’) recruitment source,” he said. “What they will eat? Cassava, corn, yam in the afternoon… it is grown here. You create demand and consumption for over five million army of boot camps.”
The APC leader also acknowledged the creativity of young Nigerians but added that they must listen to how best to demand what they want.