Don’t Leave Ministerial Nominations to Governors, Group Tells Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu has been urged to rely on other reliable sources rather than state governors for the nomination of his ministers.

A support group of All Progressives Congress made the call.

The group also appealed to the president to consider appointing a young person of 35 years and below as the next minister of youth and sports development.

The group, National Renewed Hope Youth Ambassadors, in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by its National Chairman, Haruna Sardauna,
warned that leaving the responsibility of selecting ministers to state governors and allies could create problems for the president.

Sardauna said:

“Our observation shows that leaving the nomination of ministers in the hands of governors and other stakeholders will only continue to sideline the youths.

“They prefer nominating elderly people who find it difficult to involve young persons in governance. Even in the immediate past administration of former President Muhammad Buhari, all eight years of administration did not recognise youth in the cabinet; even the Minister of Youth appointed was above 50 years.

“It is our prayer that Mr President will critically look into our demand for appointing 35 year old and below as ministers. We believe he can. We are fully confident in his administration and pledge our continued loyalty.

“We similarly appeal to Mr President to come up with a law that will sustain the appointment of those under 35 years to become Minister of Youth and Sports in the Country.

“We want to use this forum to appeal to our charismatic president, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to carry the youths along in his cabinet.

“Nominating one youth from each of the geopolitical zone will go a long way in doing away with conflict of interest between young persons and governors’ anointed nominees.”

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