More youth in leadership good for Nigeria, Lawan tells APC group
Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawal has advocated for more youth in leadership position in the country. Lawan advocated this when he received the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Progressives Youth Lobby committee led by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SIPs, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed yesterday l.
Lawan encouraged youths to sustain the momentum in their quest for affirmative action in mainstreaming more young people in government and in politics.
Lawan noted that the APC and indeed Nigeria will gain a lot when there are many young people in leadership of the party across board and also in the governance of Nigeria.
His position was hinged on the fact that the youth have creative energy and number, and that they form a critical mass when it comes to political victory.
Also, a member of the delegation, Fatima Kakuri who spoke on behalf of the committee noted that the youths are engaging all the critical stakeholders for the purpose of achieving strategic mainstreaming of the youth in the leadership of the APC and the governance structure of the nation.
She noted that the youth are appreciative of the age cap for youth leaders which to some extent was achieved in the ward congresses but that it will be even more beneficial for the APC to have a critical representation that is youthful. He cited the opportunity that the APC will have if the Publicity Secretary and Organizing Secretary in addition to the Youth Leader are young people not more than 45 years old across board.
Present at the meeting were other members of the APC National Progressives Youth Lobby Group such as Lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency in Oyo State, Shina Peller: Executive Director, Rural Electrification Fund, Dr Sanusi Ohaire and Head, Digital Communications Unit, APC National Secretariat amongst others. Olusegun Dada.
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