Development economist and author, Seun Awogbenle, has congratulated Dr Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, on her appointment and confirmation by the Senate, as Nigeria’s Minister for Youth Development.
In a statement in London, on Wednesday, Awogbenle described the appointment of Dr Jamila, as a “round peg in a round hole”, adding that her confirmation is a demonstration that there is nothing within Nigeria’s political leadership that is beyond the grasp of young people.
“I congratulate Dr Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, on her nomination and confirmation by the Senate, as the Minister for Youth Development. The confirmation is no doubt a testament to Dr. Jamila’s pedigree, as an astute physician and development enthusiast of many years, with a visible impact on the polity of Kwara and Nigeria.
“From her leadership of the progressive young women forum to championing several other women-led initiatives within Nigeria’s ruling party, there is no doubt that Dr. Jamila’s appointment is a refreshing departure from the past – a motivation for women and girls and a major step forward towards achieving inclusion and ending inequality.
“Dr Jamila’s confirmation is therefore a shared victory for all Kwarans, especially our young people, and I have no doubt that all Kwarans of good conscience irrespective of persuasion, would rally Dr Jamila to ensure her great success in this new capacity.”
“I wish Dr. Jamila, a very rewarding and beneficial tenure and look forward to the impact she would make in her new capacity. I am confident that she will make the young people of Kwara State proud.”