Buhari made the comment in London during Buhari said this while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday.
Reacting through his Twitter page @atiku, he said, "I will never refer to Nigeria's youth as people who sit and do nothing. They are hardworking. I should know, I have thousands of youths working for me all over the country who have been the backbone to our success.
Our youth are charting new frontiers; creating a huge tech industry on their own! Their entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic, and creative abilities are things of pride and should be applauded, encouraged and nurtured.