APC Must Be Made Attractive For Younger People To Take Ownership – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be made attractive for young people to take ownership of the party.

The president disclosed this at the State House in Abuja where he played host to the APC national youth lobby committee led by the national youth leader, Ismaeel Ahmed. He said young people’s inclusion in governance would encourage learning and mentoring in government and politics.

President Buhari also mandated his Chief of Staff and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to ensure that all ministers and heads of agencies include young people with the requisite skills and experience in all boards and committees of the Federal Government.

He asked the SGF to submit a report on the inclusion of young people on boards and committees that are yet to be constituted, next month. The president further directed Prof Ibrahim Gambari, Chief of Staff, and the SGF to ensure monthly engagements with the APC Youth Lobby group for better synergy and cross-pollination of ideas and opportunities.

President Buhari urged both senior government officials to explore the establishment of a committee of young people to form the monitoring and evaluation team of ongoing Federal Government projects across the country.
The president said the committee would provide feedback that will enable his government to hold public office holders and those given responsibility to account.

He also welcomed the idea of the establishment of a Presidential Committee on Youth in liaison with the youth leader, requesting the SGF and the Chief of Staff to work out the modalities for its operationalization. President Buhari told the APC Youth Lobby Group led by Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed that the leadership of the party would ensure full participation of young people at all levels.

”I will also support the aspirations of credible and committed young people who are vying for positions in the upcoming convention.

”It is also in our interest to ensure the longevity of our party by standardizing and institutionalizing the leadership recruitment system. Hardworking and exemplary individuals should be identified and encouraged and mentored. It should be a deliberate policy of the progressives in ensuring that we have a robust succession plan in place,” he said.


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