The National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress in the US, Oyakhilome Bello said that President Bola Tinubu’s government has placed priority on youth in his first 100 days in office.
The party’s US youth leader said this on Wednesday in Abuja while speaking on Tinubu’s first 100 days in office and youth development in the country.
He explained that the current administration is focused on inclusivity, empowerment and a forward-looking approach to ensure that Nigerian youths were well-equipped to lead the nation into a prosperous future, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
He said that this inclusivity could be seen in the president’s focus on employment creation, skill development as well as digital innovation.
“From employment creation, skills development, education to digital innovation, financial technology and youth participation in governance.
“Since he took oath of office on May 29 and assumed office, Tinubu has shown that he is a president that is set to give priority to youth development,” the APC-US national youth leader said.
He added that Tinubu did not only ensured the inclusion of youths in his cabinet as Ministers and Special Assistants, but also introduced the Youthh Empowerment Scheme.
“In his bid to reform the education sector, Tinubu announced a nationwide school rehabilitation programme, focusing on schools in hub, particularly in underprivileged regions.
“Within the period under review, he launched a digital literacy drive to ensure that secondary school students were introduced to basic computer skills and online resources.
“He also updated school curriculum to emphasise on critical thinking, entrepreneurial skills and civic education. Scholarship programmes were also initiated for deserving students to study both in Nigeria and abroad,” Bello added.