A coalition of youth groups have reiterated the need for President Bola Tinubu to carry youths along in the governance of the country.
They specially urged the president to consider the national president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima as one of his cabinet members.
The youth groups said the call became imperative considering the role Alhaji Shettima has played in stabilising youth activities, promoting peace and social justice over the years, not only in the North but in all the geopolitical zones of the country.
Represented by Samuel Garry, Ahmed Mohammed Rufai and Christiana Nicholas under the umbrella of Nigeria Youth for Peace and Social Justice Forum (NYPSJF), the groups further stressed that it is expedient to bring Shettima to the fore and expose his salient but noble attributes to the world, so that it would attract the attention of the President who had emphasized on competence and youth inclusiveness in his cabinet.
“Although we do not sought for Yerima Shettima’s consent before clamouring for him to be appointed as Minister in the President’s cabinet to represent the youths, we felt it behooves on us to search for a youth leader with impeccable credentials and who enjoys a lot of goodwill from across the divides, to be part of the incoming administration,” they said.