Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has called for the inclusion of the National President, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima into the Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet.
It said Shettima, a unifying figure for all the youth organisations in the country, will represent all shades of interests.
The Igbo youths made the call in a statement issued on Wednesday, signed by its National President, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
Okwu said for several years now, Shettima has used his wealth of experience and great interpersonal relationship skill to douse tension across the country by always reaching out to the various youths during periods of crisis.
“He has overtime devoted his life to the service of the country by championing peace and unity at all times.
“Alhaji Shettima, as the Board of Trustees, BoT, Chairman, Nigeria Ethnic Nationalities Youth Organisations, is one person who has effectively galvanised the various ethnic nationalities youth organisation, through which he always quells tension and disagreements among the various Nigerian societies.
“His undying passion for the unity and development of the country has been quite visible and dates back to the days of the Military era,” Okwu stated.
Ohanaeze youths, while urging President Tinubu to consider the Arewa Youth leader, noted that his inclusion into the federal cabinet would accommodate the interest of the various youth groups in the country.
“He is a mobilizer, a leader par excellence, and has the wherewithal to rally round all the restive youths in the country and make sure their feelings are assuaged.
“We have no doubt about his capacity; we assure Mr President that this is one decision he will not regret,” he added.