Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has clarified his statement in Kano where he had advised the Federal Government to employ 50 million youths into the Nigerian army in a bid to help tackle the nation’s security challenges, Njenje Media News reports.
The APC chieftain had inferred that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari should think of ways to import about 50 million youths to the Military, a comment that elicited reactions, with many questioning the viability of the move, but has now backtracked and sent he meant to say 50, 000 youths and not actually 50 million.
Tunde Rahman, Media Aide to Tinubu, In a communique stated that contrary to comments made at the colloquium in Kano State where his 69th birthday was celebrated, the intended recommendation was to have fifty thousand (50,000) youths recruited into various national security agencies, including the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army.
“Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the armed forces, not the 50 million that was mentioned in error. It was an accidental verbal mistake of which we all commit from time to time especially when reciting a series of large numerical figures.
“He did not mean 50 million, which is almost a quarter of our total population.