Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Miracle Igbokwe, the winner of the 2018 edition of reality television show, Big Brother Naija, hailing his victory as further proof of the hardworking spirit of Nigerian youths.
The former vice president’s comment is an obvious jab at President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent remark that a lot of Nigerian youths are lazy.
After Miracle was declared the winner of the reality show on Sunday, April 22, 2018, Atiku took to his Twitter account (@atiku) to congratulate him and urge Nigerian youths to believe in themselves.
He wrote, “Congratulations to Miracle, winner of BBNaija. Miracle is proof that Nigerian youths are hardworking, innovative and creative.
“May this victory lead to the miraculous for Nigeria’s youth who have shown that they have what it takes to help take this great nation of ours to the next level. To Nigeria’s youth I say, continue to believe in yourselves.”
After the relentless wave of criticism that trailed Buhari’s comments, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, released a statement to allege that his words had been deliberately twisted by mischief makers to fit their agenda.