Minister of Youth Development Jamila Ibrahim has unveiled some programmes of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development.

In a document titled ‘A New Era of Youth Empowerment: My Commitment to Transformative Initiatives’, the minister said her resolve to empower Nigeria’s youth had been unwavering since she assumed office.

She explained that since assuming office, she had focused on laying a robust foundation for strategies that will profoundly impact Nigerian youth. Dr. Ibrahim assured the youths that these initiatives would soon bear fruits.

The minister listed some of the programmes to be unveiled soon to include The NextGen Bank – to be launched in April; Youth Villages – to be implemented in partnership with Niger, Katsina, and Ebonyi states.

Others are Restructured and Reinvigorated National Youth Investment Fund; the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC) Reforms; Skills Program for Non-graduates and At-risk Youths and the Young Leaders’ Institute.

The minister also said the ministry was working on a Proposal on Mandatory 30 per cent youth quota in government appointments.

She said: “Since assuming my role, I have focused on laying a robust foundation for strategies that will profoundly impact Nigerian youth, as the Chief Responsibility Officer, entrusted with the task of delivering on the consistent promise of President Bola Tinubu to create enduring and sustainable streams of opportunities for Nigerian Youths.

“This foundational phase, essential yet less visible, has involved aligning critical stakeholders within and outside the government to ensure the success of the President’s initiatives. These initiatives represent just a glimpse of what the youths can expect under my tenure. They are immediate, actionable plans set to roll out imminently.

“My commitment to Nigeria’s youth is unwavering. I am here to serve, lead, and deliver on the promise of a brighter future for our youth. Your voices are heard, and your concerns are taken to heart. Together, we will embark on this journey of transformation and success.”

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