Former President Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to comment by President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerian youths are lazy.
Jonathan spoke in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Friday night.
“Nigerians youth are not lazy, I don’t believe that, because I have worked with them closely. They are great people with great potentials who should be celebrated by any leader.
“As leaders, we must make sure we present a country that will make us proud and not to use our country as a negative example in Africa to the outside world.
“The idea of portraying Nigerians negative manners had occurred on two occasions under this present government. These are mistakes we should not make.”
Jonathan further thanked the people of Ekiti and called for their support in the forthcoming governorship election.
“I want to thank you for your support for the PDP since 2015 and we expect you to do more in the coming governorship election,” he said.