The Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Femi Fani-Kayode has come under heavy attack for calling out Nigerian Youths who ‘prioritize the Big Brother Naija reality show and not politics.
The Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in a post on Twitter had accused Nigerian youths of paying attention to entertainment while youths in Mali reclaimed their government.
The former Minister added that a 25-year Malian led the coup which ousted Mali President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta while 30-year-old Nigerians were campaigning for Big Brother Naija housemates.
Fani-Kayode said, ”25-year-old man in Mali led the coup that reclaimed their nation. 30 years old in Nigeria watching BBNaija, shouting Laycon my man.”
The tweet did not go down well with Nigerian youth as they took to social media to attack him.
FFK observation is totally baseless, but to clear the air, am not keen about BBN.Young Soldiers in Mali carried out the coup not young civilians so he should redirect his statement to Nigeria soldiers and not Nigeria civilians.
— Macheavens01 (@princeuchemma) August 24, 2020
He has spoilt our nation and now he turns it on BBN. Oga the coup starts with you and we follow suit
— Inemesit esua udoh (@HappyInem) August 24, 2020
How dare FFK talk about youths taking what tickles their fancy serious? He went to school, Yes, but, rode on His father’s wings, how many youths have the same opportunity? He should rest please.
— Olufemi Moyegun (@olufemimoyegun) August 24, 2020
D time wey we been dey serious nko ??
How does it add value to our lives .. May una sef dey try reason na
We don move on oh
Only God can choose for us in this country
— Debizboi® (@debizofficial) August 24, 2020