Tinubu committed to addressing Nigeria’s challenges, says Ajayi
Former President of All Nigerian American Congress (ANAC), Amina Ajayi, a.k.a. Mama Diaspora, has said the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, is committed to addressing myriads of challenges confronting Nigeria.
Ajayi, who is also United Nations’ Eminent Peace Ambassador, in an interview with journalists, yesterday, called for reconciliation and unity among Nigerians.
She also appealed to Nigerians, regardless of ethnic, political and religious persuasion, to embrace the Tinubu administration.
“He is a unifier and will treat Nigerians as one. He has a great interest in the development of youths and welfare of all Nigerians,” she said.
According to her, youths played great roles in the February presidential and National Assembly elections as well as the March 18 governorship and Houses of Assembly election; hence, she expressed optimism that Tinubu, as president, would appoint youths as ministers in his government and incorporate them into national governance.
Her words: “To be honest, the Nigerian youths are great. They are not only intellectually sophisticated and digitally vibrant, they also have a great passion for the development of Nigeria and have become great political assets. They have shown that they are politically savvy and relevant.
In the last election, they showed us a great lesson. Except for God’s intervention, there would have been crisis, which could have destroyed these innocent young adults.
“Young adults are almost 70 per cent of Nigeria’s population. They are the brain behind the brainbox. This is the year of the millennium and digital growth. Young adults have high creativity. When I see the creativity of the youths on social media, I am pleasantly surprised. This is the time to harvest such wonderful talents and intellectual property. Let us give them prominence in governance. Let us make them feel important.”
According to her, youths, in the next four or eight years, will still be politically active and relevant, unlike some aged people who may not vote again.
“I know the president-elect and I know he is passionate about the youths. The young adults should give him a chance. Let him play the fatherly and mentorship role as the President.”