President Bola Tinubu has appointed two new ministers in charge of the Ministry of Youth. They are Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Mr. Ayodele Olawande.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said, while Ibrahim will serve as the Minister of Youth, Olawande will be the new Minister of State.
The appointments are however subject to confirmation by the Senate.
- Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim is a young 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).
- Mr. 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.
According to the Statement by Ajuri, 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.