The National Youth wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a committee that would liaise with the leadership of the party and the government in all matters that have to do with the youths.
The committee is also expected to negotiate on all matters on behalf of the youth of the party and report from time to time their activities to the National Youth leader in order to effectively champion the interest of the youths.
While inaugurating the committee in Abuja recently, National Youth leader of APC, Hon Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo, said the youth wing of the party will continually strive to evolve better and more inclusive nation in which every youth will be a proud committed stakeholder.
The youth leader explained that the composition of the committee was drawn from the six geopolitical zones, with the each zone represented by one member while the deputy national youth leader and six zonal leaders are members.
He told the 13-man committee not to be under any illusions as they begin their assignment, saying over the coming weeks, the committee will be confronted with complex and emotive issues while strong views will be expressed by many people.
According to him, “the committee therefore, will engage in intense introspection about the challenges confronting our youth and to chart the best and most acceptable way for the resolution of such challenges in the overall collective interest of all the Nigerian youth.”
“I urged the members of the committee to work extra hard to ensure that their deliberations are completed and well ahead the forthcoming handover of power to our amiable people’s General Muhammadu Buhari come 29th.”
The 13 man committee include the APC deputy national youth leader, Sobande Sesan as chairman, Barrister Shehu Marsha as secretary, Terver Aginde, Femi Egbedeyi, Micheal Tanko, Tunde Eseigbe, Paul Chukwuma and Damilola Elemo.
Others are Chuks Nwanodu, Jasper Azuatalam, Ghazali Mohammed, Agboola Abdurahman and Shamsudden Giwa.
Responding, chairman of the committee, Sobande Sesan, said the committee “will be sincere with genuine commitment of the leadership of the APC, to pursue the course of action that will involve all segments of the Nigerian youths and build the Nigerian project of General Muhammadu Buhari and bring the change that we all want to achieve.
He added that “Nigerian youth are the major casualties of the PDP led government. They suffered for 16 years. We promised to effectively discharge our responsibilities as the youth wing of the governing party from the May 29, there is a need for us to reposition ourselves for the overall benefit of all Nigerians, “he said.