Abuja - The People’s Democratic Party Youth Circuit welcomed the dismissal of Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, from his cabinet post as the Minister of Youth Development.
President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the minister on Wednesday.
"While we do not completely blame the Minister for the many woes of the Nigerian youths, which include, unemployment, lack of adequate educational facilities, lack of credit or loans to start up new business, thuggery and extremism, we commend the President’s proactivity in relieving Alhaji Abdulkadir of his responsibility in the Youth Ministry,” Paschal Metuh Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the youth group, said.
He said the organisation noticed with dismay the "below average" performance of the Minister since he took over the ministry adding Nigerian youths had never suffered such neglect as witnessed during his tenure.
“We therefore wish to implore the President to seize this opportunity to reform the Ministry and reposition it to focus principally on issues and programmes that directly affect the lives of the Nigerian youth.
"To this end, we call for the immediate appointment of a very competent, innovative, young and youth-friendly Minister of Youth Development.
"In doing this, Mr. President would have succeeded in conveying his great commitment to the Nigerian youth,” Metuh said.
- CAJ News