President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has submitted the names of three additional ministerial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.
The nominees chosen by President Tinubu are Dr. Jamila Bio, Balarebe Abbas, and Olawale Olawande.
As reported by NTA, Balarabe Abbas hails from Kaduna State and has been nominated as the Ministerial representative for the state. Abbas has previously served as the Secretary to the Government of Kaduna State, initially appointed during the tenure of Governor Nasir El-Rufai and retained by Governor Uba Sani.
On September 17, President Tinubu endorsed the appointment of Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim, a Kwara State native, as the Minister of Youth, pending Senate confirmation.
Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim is described in the statement as a “young medical doctor” who recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF) and held the position of Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Additionally, the President has approved the nomination of Olawale Olawande from Ondo State to assume the role of Minister of State for Youth. This announcement was made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale.
Furthermore, the President’s statement noted, “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.”
Mr. Ayodele Olawande, nominated from Ondo State, has a background as a youth leader in the ruling All Progressives Congress and is recognized as a community development expert. He has prior experience serving as the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023 during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Tinubu has charged these new nominees, pending Senate confirmation, to uphold the dynamic, innovative spirit, and unwavering commitment to productivity that characterizes the youth of Nigeria in their roles.