*Sends their names to Senate for confirmation
*AbdulRazaq, Tunji-Ojo congratulate nominees
Deji Elumoye in Abuja, Hammid Shittu in Ilorin and Fidelis David in Akure
President Bola Tinubu, has approved the nomination of Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim as Minister of Youth and Mr. Ayodele Olawande, as the Minister of State for Youth, pending their confirmation by the Senate in line with provisions of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
The President, according to a release by his Media Adviser, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, yesterday, charged the two nominees to ensure that they consistently reflect the dynamism, innovative zeal, and unyielding productivity that were synonymous with the young people of Nigeria as they discharge their duties.
Ibrahim, a young medical doctor, recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF), and also served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
On his part, Olawande was a community development expert and youth leader in the governing All Progressives’ Congress (APC). He recently served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has commended President Bola Tinubu over the nomination of Ibrahim as a ministerial nominee.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Rafiu Ajakaye, the governor described Jamila’s nomination as one that satisfied two major developmental milestones of youth empowerment and gender inclusion in the decision-making process in Nigeria.
He commended Tinubu for conceding yet another ministerial slot to Kwara, in what suggested a commendable direction to rightly accord the state its deserved flowers for the loyalty of its people to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Relatedly, the Minister of Interior, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has applauded the nomination of Olawande as the Minister of State for youth by Tinubu.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Babatunde Alao, the minister noted that the nomination further proved the president’s knack for identifying talents and potentials within the youth demography.
“The RenewedHope agenda is one that we are confident will flourish, given your ability to not only recognise talents but also to fostering environment where merit can truly thrive,” he said.