President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigerian youths must behave themselves if they want jobs, they should behave themselves and ensure that Nigeria is secure for investment by foreign investors.
President Buhari said this in a wide-ranging interview aired on Arise TV on Thursday.
Responding to a question about unemployment, the president admitted that there is a huge gap in the number of Nigerian youths gainfully employed but stated that no investor will plough money into an environment that is insecure.
Making reference to the violence that greeted the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest in Lagos State and the resultant destruction of properties, President Buhari said the youths must make sure that Nigeria is secure.
He said: “Yes, I agree there is youth unemployment, but nobody is going to invest in an insecure environment. So, I told them that they should tell the youths that if they want jobs, they will behave themselves, make sure that Nigeria is secure so that people can come and invest.
“Nigeria is resourceful, people know it. We are a large country, God has endeared us. But nobody can bring business to a place that is not secure. Look at the 200 buses bought by the former governor of Lagos (Akinwunmi Ambode), some of the mischievous boys went and burn the vehicles without thinking twice.
“The governor (Babajide Sanwo-Olu) made an album, came here and I took the album. Who will go and invest in an insecure environment? Nobody will, it’s just common sense. So, in the end, you make Nigeria insecure.”