The party recently described the approval as historic, innovational and transformational, while saying Buhari made it happen because of his passion for the development and growth of young people.
According to a recent statement by Barrister Ismaeel Ahmed, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment, the announcement of the fund has been well received by young Nigerians, in delight, and in gratefulness.
He added that the citizens are indeed very grateful to Buhari for being attentive and understanding to the real concerns of young Nigerians.
His words, “On behalf of the party and especially its young progressives, I wish to express our sincere gratitude to His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) for being attentive and understanding to the real concerns of young people and his magnanimity in approving this Fund without hesitation or much ado.”
“The APC, its Youth Wing and Young Stakeholders welcomed with joy, the approval of the National Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) by the Federal Executive Council led by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) on Wednesday, 22nd of July 2020 following a memo presented by the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare.
“The NIYF which amounts to Seventy-Five Billion Naira (N75,000,000,000.00) is to run for a period of three (3) years in the first instance. The Fund will be designed to support innovative and creative ideas of young people across various skills, talents, industry, etc.”
“A big kudos to The Honourable Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, a true friend of the Young people, a hands-on Minister and thorough Party man who understands the manifesto and the vision the party has for Nigerian Youths and the future at large. I am extremely thankful for his ideas which he pushed forward through the memo that gave birth to this. His passion for matters pertaining to the welfare, empowerment, and development of young people is highly commendable.
“To all the young people of Nigeria, this is a win that should be cherished, appreciated, and utilized to yield the results of the NYIF targets. I believe that with proper and judicious management, the set objectives will be achieved.”
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