Tinubu nominates Ibrahim, Olawande as youth ministers

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President Bola Tinubu on Sunday nominated Dr. Jamila Ibrahim to serve as the Minister of Youth, pending her confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He also nominated Mr. Ayodele Olawande to serve as the Minister of State for Youth, pending his confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, disclosed this in a statement he signed on Sunday titled ‘President Tinubu nominated new ministers for federal ministry of youth.’

This comes weeks after Tinubu redeployed 60-year-old Abubakar Momoh, whom he earlier nominated as Youth Minister, to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.

Dr Jamila Ibrahim, 37, is a medical doctor and most recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum.

She has also served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals.

Mr. Ayodele Olawande is a community development expert and youth leader in the governing All Progressives’ Congress.

He most recently served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.

Ibrahim and Olawande become the latest members of President Tinubu’s 47-man cabinet.

“President Tinubu charges the above-mentioned nominees to ensure that they consistently reflect the dynamism, innovative zeal, and unyielding productivity that are synonymous with the young people of Nigeria as they discharge their duties,” the statement read.

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