Tinubu Appoints Two More Ministers, Many Others As Aides
Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Mr. Ayodele Olawande

The President of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu on Sunday appointed two new ministers in charge of the Ministry of Youth – Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim and Mr. Ayodele Olawande as substantive and Minister of state respectively. 

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale which was obtained by Africa Today News, New York, it was disclosed that while Ibrahim will serve as the Minister of Youth, Olawande will be the new Minister of State For Youth.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate, the presidential spokesman submitted.

‘The President has further approved the nomination of Mr. Ayodele Olawande to serve as the Minister of State for Youth, pending his confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.’

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Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim is a young medical doctor and most recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF). She has also served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

‘Mr. Ayodele Olawande is a community development expert and youth leader in the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). He most recently served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.

‘President Tinubu charges the above-mentioned nominees to ensure that they consistently reflect the dynamism, innovative zeal, and unyielding productivity that are synonymous with the young people of Nigeria as they discharge their duties,’ the statement read.

The latest appointments if confirmed bring the number of ministers in the Tinubu cabinet to 47.

Similarly, Tinubu yesterday, also appointed Stanley Nkwocha, as a senior special assistant on media in the Office of the Vice President Kashim Shettima.

The president also appointed Tope Kolade Fasua as a special adviser on economy in the vice president’s office.

Other aides appointed by the president for the VP’s office include Sadiq S. Jambo as special adviser on economy, Dr Muhammad Bulama, senior special adviser for special duty and Mahmud Muhammad, personal assistant (domestic) for North East.

The president also appointed Ahmed Ningi as senior special adviser on digital media and emergency management, Musa Amshi Muhammad Al-Amin, senior special adviser (special duties) and Emmanuella Eduozor as special adviser on multimedia content production.

Africa Today News, New York

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