The Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu has called on angry Nigerians to learn how to manage their anger and put their emotions under control.
Remi, who is the wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, stated this while featuring on TVC breakfast show, ‘Your View’.
She was reacting to the outrage among young people in the country due to the rising insecurity, unemployment, injustice and worsening economy.
The lawmaker said it is true that Nigerians are angry, but people should learn to control their emotions like she’s keeping her anger.
“Why are we condoning that young people are angry, angry over what? Who said I am not angry? I am only keeping my anger. Are you (presenters) not angry about things? Everybody has to control their anger. Who is not angry? I am angry about a lot of issues.
“You (presenters) were talking to me about a bill I have been trying to get for nine years ago and it is still alive. Do they (youths) understand what it means by waiting? Do they understand what it means by waiting in the morning and go to do your job?
“I remember because they say there are no jobs, I said I am going to start a programme – Work Experience Programme. We got about almost 200 youths.
“I know some people in some places and I said just employ them for just one-month internship. I will pay N40,000 for them to go. I will pay N20,000 for transport and then when they conclude and complete the one month, I will pay another N20,000.
“We did an orientation for them – how to work in a workplace. Some don’t even know how to work in a workplace. They don’t have the etiquette for the workplace. We did the training for them. Would you believe that they employed almost 80% of them, they retain them and they were screaming there were no jobs.
“I need people to work with me but I need the right people. Morayo (Afolabi-Brown) knows that I am not one of those people you work with and you say, ‘No problem’. That’s no English. I know the people I interact with. Did I tell you there is a problem? That is a question I always ask. It is slang that people are used to but in certain levels of governance, such languages are not ethical.”
Meanwhile, Remi Tinubu also denied calling an educationist, Arinola Oloko, a thug during the South-West zonal public hearing of the constitution review.