The Lagos chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria has urged the President, Bola Tinubu and the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to include youths in their governments.
The PUNCH reported that the President of the council, Biliamin Oba, made this appeal on Thursday in a statement, while congratulating Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and the Speaker of the 10th Lagos Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa on the emergence of their various leadership seats.
Oba said, “We send our best wishes, and we look forward to a smooth working relationship with Nigerian youth. We appeal that you look into youth inclusion in governance and critically address the yearnings of our youth. We are confident that this tenure at the helms of affairs will birth more dividends of democracy and will further renew our hope as people.
“Your emergence as the representatives of the people is an indication that you have displayed quality leadership in different areas of governance, which is the reason the people are entrusting their mandate to you.”
He commended Sanwo-Olu for consistently putting the youth constituency on the priority list, adding that the council wholeheartedly supports the THEMES+ agenda of the governor.
While it looked forward to working relationships in the conceptualisation of ideas, implementation, and evaluation, “the council pledge to work with you (Sanwo-Olu) and support your transformational agenda wholeheartedly,” Oba added