The South East APC Young Progressives Forum has appealed to President Bola Tinubu to consider nominating someone from the youth constituency in the Southeast geopolitical zone to fill the position of the Minister for Youths.
The group said the appeal has become necessary in view of the need to give the region an extra ministerial slot being the only zone without extra ministerial nominees.
In a statement by its National Convener, Paschal Candle, the group argued that it has within the Southeast APC fold, highly energetic young professionals and grassroot politicians capable of revolutionising the Youths Ministry.
The statement reads, “We wish to greatly commend President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the painstaking manner in which he assembled the Renewed Hope Cabinet.
“The quality and caliber of ministers, which Mr. President nominated from across the country is highly inspiring and shows that Nigeria is ready to step up its speed of national growth and development very significantly.
“After the inauguration of 45 Ministers by Mr. President, the Ministry of Youths is yet to be assigned to a Minister.
“In the light of the need to appoint a Substantive Minister for this important Ministry, the South East APC Young Progressives Forum humbly wants to use this opportunity to appeal to our listening President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to consider nominating someone from the youth Constituency in the South East geopolitical zone and one who is capable, to fill the position of the Minister for Youths.
“This appeal has become necessary because of the need to give the South East an extra ministerial slot since it is the only zone that did not have extra ministerial nominees.
“The South East APC Young Progressives Forum will be eternally grateful if Mr. President heeds to our humble plea. We have within the South East APC fold, highly capable and energetic young professionals and grassroot politicians who are capable of revolutionising the Ministry of Youths.
“We implore Mr. President to choose this Minister from a pool of highly qualified young progressives who can easily be found in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states. We have young inspirational figures in the South progressives fold who have distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavours.
“What Nigeria needs currently is a formula that will unleash the latent entrepreneurial and creative potentials resident in our vast population of Youths. This is the best way to renew the hope of teeming youths.
“There is no better region to produce a Minister that can tap this youthful potential other than the South East, which is known as a zone of relentless entrepreneurs.
“Mr. President you need a Minister of Youth who has the charisma to organise the youth in Nigeria into a massive economic resource that will power Nigeria into one of the fastest growing economy in the world in the next four years. That Minister can easily be selected from the South East geopolitical zone.
“We are therefore immensely hopeful and sincerely pray that you will heed to our plea of nominating an extra Minister for the South East to give the progressives in the zone especially the young ones more sense of belonging and most importantly to bring vitality to the Ministry of Youths at this very critical juncture in our quest for a national renewal and economic re-engineering of our dear country, Nigeria.”