President Bola Tinubu has appointed Jamila Bio Ibrahim as the minister of youth.
The president also appointed Ayodele Olawande to serve as the minister of state for youth.
Their nomination for the positions is a prelude to their confirmation by the upper chamber of the national assembly.
Ajuri Ngelale, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, announced the development in a statement on Sunday.
“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),” the statement reads.
“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.
“President Tinubu charges the above-mentioned 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.”
The position of minister of youth became vacant after the president redeployed Abubakar Momoh to the ministry of Niger Delta development.