National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has advised the Federal Government of Nigeria to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army to aid the fight against insecurity in the country. Tinubu spoke at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State.
According to his words; “We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed. 33 per cent of Nigerian youths are unemployed. Let’s recruit 50 million youths into the army,” he stated, adding that “what they will eat such as cassava, corn, and yam, will grow here.”
He further stated that the recruitment process should not emphasize on education or literacy, but the willingness and determination to fight criminals.
According to his words; “Don’t talk about illiteracy, anybody who can hold a gun, who can handle a gun, who can cock and shoot is technically competent to repair a tractor in the farm,” he stated.