- Nigerian youths are assets to Buhari according to Akume
- Going further, he said the Buhari administration placed emphasis on youths development
- Akume also added that the APC has the interest of Nigerians at heart
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The minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs, Sen. George Akume, on Friday said that Nigerian youths are asset to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Akume made this known when he received the All Progressive Congress` National Executive Committee Integrity Group (APC-NEC) members in his office in Abuja.
While congratulating them, Akume applauded the group comprising of young people selected from the six geo-political zones of the country to serve as the vanguard for the APC as a party.
“I must congratulate you for your success in the election in which you emerged as executive members of this group which you formed for the purpose of being the vanguard of the party
“Most of you are young people and young people are major asset of government and this explains why this administration has placed a lot of emphasis on promoting and advancing the course of the Nigerian youths.
“Many of the initiatives of Mr President are for the youths, especially in the areas of N-power programmes, the agric sector-anchor borrower’s scheme, the N75 billion Youths` Investment Fund just signed for the youths by Mr president.
“And there are a lot more of these initiatives to introduce the youth into the mainstream of Nigeria economy, including “Not Too Young to Run“, being another notable achievement this government initiated to respect the youths," Akume said.
He noted that APC was formed with best of intention and this administration wants to serve Nigerians and that is why most of the programmes by this administration are being implemented.
Akume added that Buhari was passionate committed to delivering on the mandates of the party specifically meant to empower the nation`s youths.
Earlier, Abubakar Sadiq, chairman APC-NEC, said the group`s mission was to work in synergy with the minister, in recognition of his achievement in office as the Minister of Special duties and Intergovernmental Affairs.
“We decided to pay you a visit considering how important your office being Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs and the role you have been playing as one of the key stakeholders in the party.
“And I can tell you this is the first visit this group has embarked on since inception of the present executive members.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that amid whirlpool of controversies generated by the recent hike in the price of premium motor spirit popularly known as petrol, Dino Melaye has issued a caution note to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former lawmaker, in a tweet on Friday, September 4, urged the opposition party to step the slow gear in its response to the "mistakes" of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government.
Legit.ng had also reported that Melaye vehemently decried the federal government's order for the increase of petrol price to N151.56 per litre which has already taken effect in some states.
He described the move as wicked and insensitive and went on to say that at a time like this, the decision will affect Nigerians negatively.
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