President Bola Tinubu has nominated Jamila Bio Ibrahim as the new minister of youth, she will be serving in an acting capacity till the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria confirms her for the position.
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Also, the president nominated Ayodele Olawande as the minister of state for youth. His nomination awaits the Senate’s confirmation as he would also be in an acting capacity, TVC News reported.
The new minister of youths is a young medical doctor. She recently served as the president of the Progressive Young Women Forum. She also served as the Senior Special Assistant to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara State on Sustainable Development Goals.
On the other hand, Olawande, the minister of youth for state designate, is a community development expert and a youth leader in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Olawande recently served as special adviser to former President Muhammadu Buhari on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.
In his address to the new ministers, President Tinubu urged the new nominees to make sure that they consistently reflect the productivity, dynamism and zeal found in Nigerian young people in the discharge of their duties.
With the new appointment, the ministers serving under President Tinubu have moved from 45 to 47. The president’s cabinet is the highest in Africa since the return of democracy in 1999.
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