Youths applaud President Buhari’s ministerial appointment

By Eme Offiong, Calabar

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari

Youths have commended the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing credible and tested leaders from the Niger Delta region to drive his development plans.

The youths, under the auspices of Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress, NDYPP, urged government to leverage on their competence to develop the region.

The President of the group, Olayinka Tiedor said that the selection of competent hands signaled the intentions of President Buhari to transform the area.

”Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress thanks President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment of well-grounded, distinguished sons of the Niger Delta, to his cabinet,”Tiedor stated.

Relevant Experience
The group further noted that the appointees were known high achievers, whose appointment brought about widespread excitement across party divide within the region.

It said; ”Timipreyes Sylva, the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources was instrumental to the amnesty programme, which restored peace to the region and Senator Godswill Akpabio in charge of the Niger Delta Ministry, would reenact infrastructural revolution like he did as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

“Festus Keyamo, another patriot with passion for Niger Delta development and Rotimi Amaechi, well-loved by the youths of the region, has made giant strides in the infrastructural rebirth of the rail system.”

Conducive environment
The coalition pledged to collaborate with the Ministers to ensure that they were given a conducive environment to develop the region.

The youths further urged the ministers to convene a strategic youth stakeholders policy dialogue and appealed to Timipreye Sylva to lead the way.


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