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Youth Empowerment: Tinubu’s Strategy for National Development

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Femi Gbajabiamila, Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, disclosed the rationale behind appointing young individuals to the Federal Executive Council as ministers and aides. Speaking in Abuja at the second cohort of the Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI), Gbajabiamila, the former Speaker of the Ninth House of Representatives, emphasized the administration’s commitment to youth empowerment.

Gbajabiamila highlighted that engaging young people in productive economic activities strengthens their ability to participate effectively in politics and governance. He explained this approach is central to President Tinubu’s mission to rebuild Nigeria’s economy, making the nation more appealing to both foreign and local investors. This strategy aims to develop public infrastructure, new industries, and create jobs for the growing youth population.

The Chief of Staff praised the efforts of NILDS Director General, Abubakar Sulaiman, for his leadership in the LMI. He acknowledged the contributions of those dedicated to sustaining the initiative’s vision, emphasizing the collective responsibility in nation-building.

Abubakar Sulaiman, Director General of NILDS, underscored the significance of the mentorship initiative. He described the LMI, originally conceived by Gbajabiamila, as a program designed to cultivate a capable legislative cadre. Over the past year, it has guided young Nigerians, equipping them with necessary skills for legislative excellence.

Sulaiman expressed confidence in NILDS’ role in fostering the LMI, leveraging its expertise in legislative research and capacity building. He envisions the LMI as an annual program, attracting a diverse range of young talents nationwide. This initiative aims to continuously produce well-prepared individuals ready for legislative leadership roles.

Further emphasizing his commitment, Sulaiman announced an employment offer from NILDS for the program’s top participants, encouraging them to seize this unique opportunity.

Gbajabiamila’s statement and the LMI’s success reflect President Tinubu’s strategic focus on youth empowerment, aiming to secure a robust and dynamic future for Nigeria’s governance and economic development.

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