Veteran Nigerian comedian, Alleluya Akporobome, better known by his stage name, Ali Baba, has declared that many Nigerian youths are mentally lazy.
According to the Punch, he said this while at a graduation ceremony held at Gazzelle Academy in Lagos
Ali Baba said: Mental laziness is the biggest challenge facing our youths. A lot of people said President Muhammadu Buhari was wrong when he said that Nigerian youths were lazy. But there are young people who don’t want to do any work in this country. They have no respect for anyone who is employed. These people even treat labourers with disdain and laugh at commercial drivers.”
He also praised the Gazelle academy for the work its doing with Beauty, Make-up and Fashion, but also stressed that makeup and beauty industry is not limited to the faces of women alone
“Skills acquisition is the growth of SME, which is the bedrock of any economy. What Gazzelle is doing is commendable and they deserve all the accolades. It was even hard for some of the graduands to attend the ceremony because they had been booked.” Ali Baba said
“I advise youths to pick up skills. Models and actors now depend heavily on makeup artists and fashion designers. With makeup artistry, Tara Fela-Durotoye is very successful and she has trained a lot of people too.”