Tinubu Nominates New Youth Ministers For Senate Confirmation

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In a significant move aimed at empowering Nigeria’s youth, President Bola Tinubu has approved the nominations of Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Mr. Ayodele Olawande to serve as the Minister of Youth and Minister of State for Youth, respectively.

These nominations are pending confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This comes days after the president also approved the nomination of Dr. Olayemi Cardozo as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and four others for deputy governors. The nominations are also pending the confirmation of the Lawmakers.

Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim, a young medical doctor, and former President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF), is expected to bring her diverse experience to the role.

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She has previously served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mr. Ayodele Olawande, a community development expert and prominent youth leader within the All Progressives Congress (APC), is set to assume the position of Minister of State for Youth.

Olawande previously worked in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.

President Tinubu’s decision underscores his commitment to harnessing the potential of Nigeria’s youthful population.

He has called upon both nominees to consistently embody the dynamism, innovative zeal, and unyielding productivity that are hallmarks of the country’s young people as they execute their responsibilities.

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The nominations are expected to receive careful consideration by the Senate in the coming weeks, with an eye toward addressing the pressing concerns and aspirations of Nigeria’s burgeoning youth population.

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