Bello Shagari, a former president of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, has declared that under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu, Nigeria will experience an unparalleled era of youth inclusion and technological advancement, surpassing anything seen since 1999.
Shagari, 35, also a former president of The Royal African Young Leadership Forum, made the declaration in a tweet on Friday, September 1.
His statement was in reaction to the appointment made by President Tinubu earlier in the day.
The president appointed a 32-year-old tech expert, Suleiman Halilu, as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
”Halilu is expected to bring his significant experience as an innovator and technology expert to bear in this important new national assignment,” a statement from the presidency noted.
A serial entrepreneur, Halilu founded the first-ever eco-friendly technological hub in West Africa, best known as The CANs, in Abuja.
Youth inclusion and technological transformation have become critical factors for economic growth, innovation, and social development.
As President Tinubu’s administration unfolds, Nigerians will be eager to see how these promises translate into concrete actions and policies to foster youth participation and harness the power of technology for the nation’s advancement.