Nigeria Politics: My minister of youth is going to be less than 30 years – Atiku

By Adeola Opeyemi

The PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged to engage more youths in his government if he is voted into power in 2019.

Atiku said 40 percent of his appointments will be allocated to Nigerian youths.

He further promised to appoint a minister of youth that is younger than 30 years of age.

The presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Power (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to engage Nigerian youths in his government if elected in the 2019 election.

Atiku promised to give 4o per cent of the slot in his government to youths and appoint a minister who is 30 years of age or below.

The PDP presidential aspirant made the pledge at a Town Hall meeting with youth in Lagos on Monday, December 17, Premium Times reports.

“I have pledged that 40 percent of my government will be youth. Let me assure you that it’s a promise and I won’t break it. My minister of youth is going to be less than 30 years.

“President Buhari has confessed that the economy is in bad shape under his watch and it is clear that the President is short of ideas about how to fix the broken economy. There is no single economist in his administration and that is why we are in this mess.

“I know how to fix a broken economy. I know how to create jobs and I also know how to empower the youth. That’s the reason I’m here today – to give hope to you the youth that together we can get Nigeria working again.”

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar wished President Muhammadu Buhari a happy birthday as the latter celebrates his 76th birthday.

In a tweet on Monday, December 17, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party wished Buhari long life

He acknowledged that although they are set to battle it out at the presidential polls soon, he still believes that they are brothers from the same country.

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