Ogun indigenes beneath the aegis of Yewa North Patriotic Discussion board (YNPF) has berated the nationwide chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for saying the federal government ought to recruit 50 million Nigerian youths into the military.
Tinubu, whereas talking throughout his twelfth Colloquium in Kano on Monday requested the federal government to recruit 50 million youths and draft them into the military to forestall being recruited by bandits.
However the YNPF stated Tinubu’s assertion “got here to us as a impolite shock”, asking if the previous Lagos State Governor “continues to be in tune with the present realities.”
The Ogun indigenes reminded Tinubu that the biggest military on the planet is that of China, saying the nation has a complete of two.034 million troopers out of over a billion residents.
“India follows with 1.445 million army personnel, america with 1.3 million, North Korea with about 1.3 million, Russia 900,000 and this continues in descending order, in keeping with Wikipedia.
“How then might a well-exposed individual resembling Tinubu ask the federal government of a rustic claiming 200 million as its inhabitants to recruit 50 million troopers added to the already reportedly current 135,000 troopers?” the group queried, including that “this leaves little to be desired for an individual who’s believed to be gunning for the Presidential seat.”
In a press release signed on Tuesday by the President of YNPF, Com. Sanni Omobolaji and made obtainable to DAILY POST, the group alleged that Tinubu is amongst a set of leaders, who’re solely curious about politics and never the lives of individuals misplaced every day.
“When the time comes for the recruitment of troopers, their kids will likely be hidden as a substitute of main the struggle or choosing the Nigerian military types as the primary candidates,” it was stated
Talking concerning the latest killings within the Yewa axis of Ogun State, the group stated: ”Plenty of our folks have been gruesomely killed currently within the Yewa space of Ogun State, however regardless of his declare to be a Yoruba chief and a frontrunner amongst the progressives, Tinubu neither visited nor empathised with us. As a substitute, he went to Kano to make a bogus assertion, gave them 50 million and as effectively politicized our collective safety by asking for an unrealistic factor from the Federal Authorities.
“However the but to be answered query is; Why did Tinubu say that? Possibly he’s making an attempt to commerce his folks for political clout within the eye of the Kano folks or he’s by no means bordered concerning the safety challenges within the nation as 2023 stays the bone of rivalry. This stays our ideas till Tinubu says in any other case,” the group submitted.
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