Insecurity: Recruit 50 Million Youths Into Army, Tinubu Urges FG


Former Lagos State Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has suggested a way to tackle security challenges of the country.

Tinubu called on the Federal Government to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army to boost Nigeria’s fight against insecurity.

Tinubu gave this advice at the 12th colloquium to celebrate his 69th birthday in Kano State.

He said:

“We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed.

“Recruit 50 million youths into the army and take away from their recruitment source, what they will eat cassava, corn, will grow here.

“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.”

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