National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit 50 million youths into the army to tackle insecurity in the country.
The former Lagos state Governor made this submission at the 12th colloquium held for his 69th birthday celebration in Kano State on Monday, March 29.
Tinibu emphasized that Nigeria is under-policed to combat the increasing rate of banditry and robbery in the nation.
He went on to proffer a solution to the nagging problem. According to him, the government should enlist 50 million Nigerian youths into the military. He added that the recruits will eat cassava, corn and yam grown in the country.
“We are under-policed and we are competing with armed robbers and bandits to recruit from the youths who are unemployed —33 per cent unemployed?
“Recruit 50 million youths into the army, what they will eat —cassava, corn, yam, we grow here.
“Don’t talk about illiteracy, anybody who can hold a gun, who can handle a gun, who can cock and shoot is technically competent to repair a tractor in the farm.”