President Bola Tinubu has appointed Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim as Minister of Youth and Ayodele Olawande as the Minister of State For Youth.
The appointments were announced in a statement issued on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
The appointments are, however, subject to confirmation by the Senate.
The statement read in part, “The President has further approved the nomination of Mr. Ayodele Olawande to serve as the Minister of State for Youth, pending his confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Ibrahim is a young 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.
Olawande is a community development expert and youth leader in the governing All Progressives Congress, who most recently served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.
According to the statement, Tinubu charged the new ministers 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 two new ministers will be responsible for overseeing a wide range of programs and initiatives designed to support young Nigerians, including education, employment, and entrepreneurship.
They will also play a key role in representing the interests of young people to the government and the broader society.