The youths in the All Progressives Congress APC have appealed to President Bola Tinubu, to keep his promise to give youth inclusion a high priority in his administration by giving the youths opportunities to excel in his government.
The youths under the auspices of Forum of APC Youth Leaders, commended President Tinubu for his youth-friendly policies so far and for being youth-friendly in the discharge of his responsibilities as the President of the country.
This was contained in a letter sent to the President and made available to our correspondent on Wednesday, in Akure, Ondo State. The letter, titled, ‘Clarion call for a purposeful minister of youth that is fit for the job,’ was signed by the 36 youth leaders across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja.
They urged President Tinubu to create more opportunities for youths to serve in his administration.
The APC youth leaders said there was a need to build a foundation for the younger generation and keep commitments made to them, especially in terms of granting them important positions in the Tinubu administration.
The letter reads in parts, “The Forum of youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress, comprising the 36 states and the FCT, wishes to commend the current administration led by His Excellency, Bola Amed Tinubu, President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for being youth-friendly in the discharge of his responsibilities as the President of the country, particularly his youth-friendly policies so far.
“Doubtless, Mr. President has demonstrated his unmatched love for the youth demography by reserving the Ministry of Youth for this important constituency.
“The forum, having observed that the strength and success of this administration depends largely on the viability of the youth ministry, is requesting for a careful consideration of the personality of the would-be Minister of Youth to be in tandem with the peculiar character of the youths, in terms of ability to network with the segment and the contribution of the youth ministry to ease youth agitation across the country”
The youths urged President Tinubu to allow the APC youth leaders to contribute towards the choice of the youth for the position (of minister of youths). The group also disassociates itself from a purported statement allegedly authorized by the zonal youth leaders.
“We make bold to say that whatever suggestion is contained in the said release does not represent the desire of the majority of the progressive youths across the country.
“While we thank you for the privilege and confidence so far extended to the youth constituency, it is our prayers that you consider our appeal on this very important matter. We wish you continued greatness and success in the service of our beloved fatherland” they stated