Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN has said that the Buhari-led Federal Government initiates and supports youth inclusion in governance.
Malami made the assertion in Birnin-Kebbi while speaking during the Fisrt Celebration of Youth and Women inclusion and Successes in Governance.
The programme was organized by the Office of the Youth Leader (North West) in collaboration with Kebbi Progressive Stakeholders.
The Minister who was represented by Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, the Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
While urging youth to be law-abiding citizens and eschew politics of acrimony, violence and thuggery, Malami urged the youth to engaged in fruitful and decent politiking .
He said the current leadership is looking forward to seeking the vibrant, active agile youth to mobilize their useful exuberance in the general development of the country.
“It is gratifying to note that, the commitment of Federal Government in youth inclusion in governance can be seen in the signing into law the “Not too young to Run Bill” in May 2018.
He said the law was aimed at at relexing some Constitutional provisions to reduce the age qualification for those vying to contest for different political offices to enable youth participate actively thereof.
Malami noted that Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and one of the countries with largest youth population.
He said the Federal Government takes the matter of youth with the utmost attention its deserves.
“The bulk of those who answered the President Muhammadu Buhari’s clarion call in the agricultural transformation are the youth. With the teaming effort of youth in Agriculture we are able to feed ourselves as a nation.
Malami renewed the stance of the Federal Government in designing and implementing programs and policies that are youth friendly.
Ahmad Usman Mairukubta.
Director MIS and Member Publicity Commitee Khadimiyya For Justice and Development Initiative.