Lobbying for ministerial position intensifies


As lobbying for ministerial appointment intensifies, a group under the auspices of Coalition of Nigerian Youths on Thursday urged President-elect, Bola Tinubu, to consider appointing All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant and Deputy National Youth Coordinator of APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Nicolas Felix, as one of his ministers.

While druming support for Tinubu’s campaign coordinator, the appeal contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the group convener, Umar Gazali, argued that having mobilised the grassroots for Tinubu’s victory, he should be rewarded.

Titled “Coalition of Nigerian youth groups recommend Nicolas Felix as nominee for ministerial appointment, the group emphasised that he stood by the former Lagos governor throughout his campaign in Edo, Rivers and other South South states alongside National Women Leader, Betty Edu.

The youngest APC presidential aspirant was the only youth who purchased the millions of Naira expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the party primary for the presidential seat alongside Tinubu and 22 other aspirants.

The statement issued by the group read; “as the Nigerian president-elect, Bola Tinubu is set to hit the ground running by submitting the list of ministerial nominees to the National Assembly immediately after his inauguration, coalition of Nigerian Youth group wish to state tgat we are mindful of the fact that our president-elect is a man of wisdom and great insight..

“The need to make the right choice by appointing a competent personality that would manned the ministry for effective service delivery can never be over emphasized in this critical moment of our nation.

“As Tinubu promised during his campaign and well written in his manifesto that he will appoint youths in his cabinet, the coalition which is a conglomerate of over 50 youth organizations wish to recommend the nomination of Nicolas Felix as designate minister in lieu of his vast knowledge and experience in international relations and ability to mobilize and engage the Nigeria youth.

“Felix has proven himself by emerging third at the 2019 presidential election and actively boost the campaign of the president-elect as deputy national youth coordinator. He is a believer of securing the nation to avoid having ripple effects on its economic stability.

“In view of his track records and ever readiness to employ the use of modern technology in establishing contacts and making easier the task attached with the ministry, we are convince that Nicolas Felix is the perfect and most suitable man for the job,” the statement read.

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