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Army Recruitment: I Mentioned 50 Million Youths In Error, Says Tinubu


Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has mentioned that he made an error whereas calling for extra youths to be drafted into the Nigerian Army in a bid to adequately sort out the nation’s safety challenges. 

While advocating for nationwide employment and giving an inference for a safety coverage that would stem the tides of insurgency, Tinubu requested the Federal Government to recruit 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army.

Addressing visitors on Monday on the twelfth colloquium organised in his honour, the Asiwaju said that the recruitment transfer will assist restore peace inside troubled areas and cease miscreants from recruiting younger individuals to do their biddings.

The former Senator has nonetheless said on Tuesday that opposite to feedback made on the colloquium in Kano the place his 69th birthday was celebrated, his supposed suggestion was to have fifty thousand (50,000) youths recruited into varied nationwide safety businesses, together with the Nigeria Police Force and the Nigerian Army.

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“Asiwaju seeks the expansion of security personnel by 50,000 for the armed forces, not the N50 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 N50 million, which is almost a quarter of our total population.
The crucial matter is that Asiwaju rightly observed that such strong recruitment would serve the twin-purpose of helping to tackle unemployment while at the same time enhancing the security of every Nigerian.

“Please forgive any confusion due to this innocent error. The most vital thing is that he set forth a wise and timely approach that would help us face two of today’s stiffest challenges.

“It is in the spirit that we hope you view and assess his proposal for it seeks to provide a way for more youths to participate in building a greater, safer and more prosperous country,” a communique by Tinubu’s media aide Tunde Rahman, learn.

(*50*) additional famous that the APC stalwart canvassed the pressing want to mix employment and nationwide safety coverage by the recruitment of 5 million youths in all points of nation-building, starting from infrastructural improvement to agricultural modernization.

The assertion additionally provides that the APC nationwide chief believes the extra job alternatives are introduced to youths, the much less a few of them will probably be tempted to delve into unlawful and harmful actions.

As a part of this total method, Tinubu believes that eligible youths needs to be recruited into the armed forces, police and different safety businesses to reinforce the purposeful capability of Nigeria’s safety equipment, thus guaranteeing the higher safety and security of the individuals.

The twelfth Bola Tinubu Colloquium marking Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s birthday was a well-attended occasion that targeted on the essential theme of nationwide cohesion throughout these difficult instances.

This was the primary time the colloquium was held within the historical and essential metropolis of Kano.

According to the APC Chieftain, the selection of venue was most applicable given the theme and the underlying goal of highlighting the oneness of the nation and the necessity for unity in order that Nigeria could attain its finest future.

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