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Nigerian Government Approves 30% Youth Representation In ALL Government Appointments

Federal Government of Nigeria has approved 30 percent youth representation in all government appointments.

Minister of youth development, Jamila Ibrahim, stated this on Monday after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital.

The Minister said, the 30 percent quota will address issues of youth exclusion in decision-making processes in the country.

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She said the council also approved the restructuring of the youth investment fund, adding that a technical committee has been established for its review.

“We have received council’s approval to institutionalise a 30% youth quota, representation of young people in all government appointments and equitable young women representation inclusive of this 30%,” she said.

“This will go a long way to address the long marginalisation and exclusion of young people in decision-making and it will also go a long way to encourage young people to participate in decision-making process and in civic engagement.

“This will in turn lead to young people contributing tremendously to the national development agenda.

“I am also pleased to announce the second council approval to restructure and institutionalise the Nigerian youth investment fund.

“This is a fund that was approved in 2020 and on assumption of office of this administration, we commissioned a technical committee to review the fund and restructure it with the aim of institutionalising it through a legal framework which will lead to the establishment of the Nigerian Youth Fund.” – TC

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