Tinubu nominates Jamila, Olawande as ministers for Youth  


By Mathew Dadiya

President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim to serve as the Minister of Youth, while Mr. Ayodele Olawande will serve as the Minister of State for Youth, pending their confirmation by the Senate.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale in a statement on Sunday, said their appointment was in response to the yearnings of the youths in the country as part of his administration’s desire.

Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim is a young medical doctor and most recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF).

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

Ayodele Olawande is a community development expert and youth leader in the governing All Progressives’ Congress (APC). He most recently served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.

The President charged 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.