Buhari Directs Inclusion Of Youths In Boards’ Appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to support the aspirations of credible and committed young people who are vying for positions in the upcoming convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for February 26.

The president made the promise Friday while receiving members of the APC National Youth Lobby Group at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He directed his Chief of Staff (CoS), Prof Ibrahim Gambari, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, to ensure that all ministers and heads of agencies include young people with the requisite skills and experience in all Boards and Committees of the Federal Government.

According to him, young people’s inclusion in governance will encourage learning and mentoring in government and politics.

The president asked the SGF to submit a report on the inclusion of young people on boards and committees that were yet to be constituted, next month.

He further directed Gambari and Mustapha to ensure monthly engagements with the APC Youth Lobby group for better synergy and exchange of ideas and opportunities.