President Bola Tinubu has approved the nomination of Jamila Ibrahim as the new minister of Youth, pending her confirmation by the Senate.
Also, Ayodele Olawande got the approval of the president to serve as the Minister of State for Youth.
Dr. Jamila Ibrahim is a 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).
The junior minister-nominee 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.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity Ajuri Ngelale said President Tinubu charges the 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.”