Youth Council says Buhari on track in STI development



Youth Council says Buhari on track in STI development

By Salisu Sani-Idris The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) says President Muhammadu Buhari is starting to get it right in the areas of science, technology and innovation.

NYCN Organizing Secretary for Nasarawa West, Malam Umar Rabiu-Kadarko, made the observation in a statement released Sunday in Keffi, Nasarawa state.

This observation follows the appointment of a young man, Mr. Nura Adamu, as president of the Nigerian Trypanosomiasis Research Institute.

Rabiu-Kadarko said the appointee, a UK-trained computer and mechanical engineer, possessed the experience, knowledge, skills and leadership qualities required to drive the business of the institute and fulfill his mandate.

The youth leader congratulated the Buhari administration for finding and appointing the right person needed to bring the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to the desired level.

Rabiu-Kadarko also praised Buhari “for appointing a youngster to chair the trypanosomiasis research institute.

“The appointment demonstrated the President’s commitment to the inclusion of young people in government.

“It should be noted that one of us, who is a young person and an embodiment of commitment and excellence, has been appointed to a strategic agency within the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

“It should also be noted that Mr. Adamu is a stellar individual and quintessential technocrat who has the credentials necessary to move the research institute forward.

“We therefore congratulate President Buhari and the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi, for placing their trust in Adamu for this appointment.

“We also want to assure Nigerians, especially young people, that Adamu would continue to be their ambassador, especially in advocating for increased youth participation,” Rabiu-Kadarko said.

The youth leader also expressed the appreciation of the youth of Nasarawa de Buhari State for the appointment of 10 additional indigenous people from the state to the boards of different agencies of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

He listed some of the new appointees as Alhaji Tasau Madugu, Fellow, Project Development Agency, Ishak Kana, Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Laboratory Sciences, Haruna Osegba, President, National Institute of Leather Technology, Aliyu Bello, Fellow, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute.

Rabiu-Kadarko called on those appointees to deploy their vast experience and exposure to public service in their various offices for quick and effective results.

Source: NAN

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