President Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, appointed Ayodele Olawande to serve as the Minister of State for Youth.
According to Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, who announced this, the appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.
If confirmed, Olawande will serve alongside Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim, who was nominated by the president as the Minister of Youth
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Mr. Ayodele Olawande is a community development expert and youth leader within the All Progressives’ Congress (APC).
Before his nomination, Mr. Olawande served in the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Innovation from 2019 to 2023.
Mr. Ayodele Olawande was the youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State.
He was one of the among the youth recommended to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by APC groups to be appointed as youth minister.