Tuesday, March 28, 2023

I Want 50,000 Youths Drafted Into Army Not 50m I Mistakenly Said – Bola Tinubu Clarifies

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APC National leader Bola Tinubu has clarified a statement he made yesterday during his annual birthday Colloquium. The politician yesterday had mistakenly said that 50 million youths should be recruited into the army.  The national leader in a statement from his media aide mentioned that the politician intended to say 50,000 not 50 million.

“Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the armed forces, not the N50 million that was mentioned in error,” the media office said in the statement. “It was an accidental verbal mistake of which we all commit from time to time especially when reciting a series of large numerical figures. He did not mean N50 million, which is almost a quarter of our total population.”
Read also: 12th Colloquium: Recruit 50 Million Youths Into The Army – Tinubu

While speaking at the 12th colloquium in Kano he said he picked Kano to prove that Yorubas and Fulanis are one, he said; Tinubu said, “We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed —33 percent unemployed?” “Recruit 50 million youths into the army,” he stated, adding that “what they will eat —cassava, corn, yam, will grow here.”
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