Jamila Bio Ibrahim: Key Facts to Know about Tinubu's Minister of Youth Nominee

Jamila Bio Ibrahim: Key Facts to Know about Tinubu's Minister of Youth Nominee

State House, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has nominated Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim to serve as the Minister of Youth in his government.

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The appointment, announced on Sunday, September 17, is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

Jamila Bio Ibrahim/Tinubu's Minister of Youth Nominee
President Tinubu has nominated Jamila Bio Ibrahim as his minister of youth. Photo credit: @DrJamila_Bio
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Here are some key facts to know about the minister of youth nominee.

Jamila Bio Ibrahim's State of Origin

Jamila Bio Ibrahim is from Baruten local government area, Kwara state, in the north-central region. The minister of youth is reportedly aged 37.

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She is also said to be the daughter of Ibrahim Isa Bio, a former minister of transport and one-time Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly.

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Jamila's profession

Jamila is a trained medical doctor.

She is a passionate youth advocate who has served in different capacities beyond the shores of her medical training.

The minister of youth nominee, among others, served as the State Focal Person for the National Human Capital Development Programme.

She also once served as the Kwara State Focal Person/Coordinator for the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD.

Jamila's political career

Jamila most recently served as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF).

Before that, she had served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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In a related development, the Lagos Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, has reportedly been named as the principal secretary to President Tinubu.

The appointment of Muri-Okunola came alongside 15 others, including Tanko Yakasai, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, and Moremi Ojudu.

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The 51-year-old legal practitioner was reported to have first worked for President Tinubu during his years as a serving governor of Lagos state. It was gathered that Muri-Okunola served as a personal assistant to Tinubu during his stint as a governor.

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Similarly, President Tinubu recently nominated Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who will replace the embattled Godwin Emefiele suspended months ago.

The nomination of Cardoso was made known on Friday, September 15, via a statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale, the special adviser to the President on media and publicity.

Cardoso's appointment for a five-year term will be subject to the screening and confirmation of the Nigerian Senate.

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