But, National Secretary of YYSA, Comrade Olawale Ajao in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital while reacting to Buhari's outburst lamented that it is unfortunate that, "President Buhari is fond of giving a negative remark about Nigeria whenever he talks overseas".
It said that it was uncertain how President Muhammadu Buhari could have made such comment against Nigerian youths as reported, when the nation looked up to him to properly present its potential to the global business community. The presentation was followed by a discussion, and question and answer session.
The youths who said contrary to what Buhari said, Nigerian youth are hardworking and industrious however declared that the President is totally out of point for making such remark. "A lot of them have not been to school and they are claiming that Nigeria has been an oil producing country, therefore they should sit and do nothing and get housing, healthcare and education free". But elementary English recognizes a wide gulf between "a lot of" and the word "all".
"From the moment that statement was out, there have been a lot of complaints and grumbles from various people from my place, and they kept calling".
Adesina described the misinterpretation as mischievous and unconscionable.
He, however, noted that the statement was twisted, saying "Typical of their stock in trade, manipulators and twisters of statements of Mr President, who lie in wait to make mischief, interpreted the comment to mean that President Buhari had taken all Nigerian youths to the cleaners".
The president is a human being, he can gaffe and should be forgiven and should not be sent to the political guillotine. That is what President Buhari is committed to doing.
"If you look at the arrangement, the appointment, and how the government relates with the youths of this country, you will see that they do not have respect for the Nigerian youths despite the contributions of the youths".
In his reaction via his twitter handle, Mr Sani also advised the president to apologize and withdraw his statement that 'Nigerian youths are lazy'.