The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leaders have urged President Bola Tinubu to involve his son, Seyi, in the selection process for the minister of youth.
In an open letter to Mr Tinubu, the APC youth leaders forum commended the president’s son for consistently empowering the party’s youth wing, particularly during crucial campaign periods.
They emphasised that the president’s son recognises the significance of a robust youth development ministry and stressed the importance of establishing a solid foundation for the younger generation while honouring their commitments.
Last week, the president released the list of ministers and their positions, and Abubakar Momoh was assigned to the youth development ministry.
The appointment of Mr Momoh, 64, as youth minister generated heavy criticism, with many Nigerians slamming Tinubu, who later assigned him to the ministry of Niger Delta development.
According to the APC youths, the president has demonstrated his unmatched love for the youth demography by reserving the ministry for youth.
“Based on the above premise, we are pleading with the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Bola Amed Tinubu, to allow one of our own, His Excellency, the youthful and forward-looking Seyi Tinubu, to midwife the selection of a youthful Minister of Youth who understands the importance of a viable ministry of youth development, one which plays an integral role in the development and management of the youth demography,” the letter signed by the 36 youth leaders of the APC read in part.