Maryam Aminu

The Ministers of the newly created Ministry of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and the minister for state Ayodele Olawande, resumes office in Abuja

The duo resumed work on Monday 16th October, 2023 immediately after their inauguration at the presidential villa, by meeting with the permanent secretary and top Directors of the ministry.

Delivering her remarks, the Honourable minister, Jamila Bio tasked the staff to roll up their sleeves and put in their best as there is much work to be done

“In this gathering, I envision a family meeting where we come together to drive the renewed hope vision of President Bola Tinubu regarding youth development.”

Bio Ibrahim pledged that her administration will work to advance and increase the effectiveness of the Renewed Hope Agenda’s work in youth development by meaningfully engaging the youth through a number of ways

She stated that soon she will unveil plans for a comprehensive roadmap to drive youth development

She tasked all to join hands in serving the nation.

“Let us view ourselves as dedicated servants of the youth, diligently discharging our duties.Together we can make a significant impact and bring about positive change.”

“I am setting the mandate of youth ministry, this is not time to make policy statements, because, first of all, we want everyone to know where we stand as a ministry and then we work together to design for wherever you need to go on that note. I want to seek and appeal to you, let us work together.”

“Let me and my colleagues work together to serve you. As leadership is not about giving orders, we are here as servants, we are the servants of youths as political heads representing Mr President and every member of this ministry by bureaucratic rights is a servant of the Nigerian Youth,” she added.

Earlier speaking, the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar assured the ministers of the cooperation of the staff of the ministry to achieve the Renewed Hope Agenda of His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu especially in aspects of youth development.

He said: “We are ready to cooperate with you in the implementation of programmes of the ministry.”


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