By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
A Calabar-based social critic and legal practitioner, Chief Utum Eteng, has leaned his voice to support the President that Nigerian youths are “very lazy” and have always waited for election period to be used and dumped.
He made the remarks in Calabar yesterday in an interview with the New Nigerian Online over the comments of some Nigerians trying to interpret President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech in London.
He said “part of Mr. President’s misinterpretation of his speech is that he always say the truth as it is”.
According to him, “some Nigerian youths are waiting for manna to fall from heaven without engaging themselves in meaningful jobs”.
Making reference to the Holy Bible, Eteng said, “before the Israelites enjoyed the manna, they suffered first in th3 wilderness”.
He said “thought the President did not expressly use the word “lazy” buy was deliberately misinterpreted to suit the wimps and caprices of paid puppets”.
It would be recalled that this administration created the N-power programme to specially engage the youths, but some governors have refused to let the people know that the programme is anchored by the Federal government, he added.
Eteng said ” personally, I have always emphatically said that some youths of today are lazy, they wait for election period to be engaged as thugs and to be paid pitants”.
He therefore called on those critics of his speech to address the message and to condemn the messenger in the person of Mr. President
On the recent ugly development in the Senate, he called on the House to seriously carry out an in-house conscience cleansing over their act on that faithful day.
He condemned the act describing as “Unparlimentary and disgraceful to the integrity of the Senate. I say so because this is the 8th Senate after seven others senate sessions but such an ugly situation has not occurred”.
He called on the leadership of the Red House to offer an unreserved apology to Nigerians for allowing such uncivilised and Unparlimentary conduct and above all disgraceful act in the Senate whose members are supposed to be distinguished.