The federal government has inaugurated a 27-member Committee to immediately commence work on the 2019–2023 National Youth Policy.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations, of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in Abuja, Mohammed Manga. He stated that the inauguration was under the timeline for review.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Ismaila Abubakar, while inaugurating the Committee, stated that the aim was to ensure that the Ministry had a befitting Policy Document that would serve as a guide for developing the nation’s youth.
Mr Abubakar added that part of the successes recorded in implementing the 2019-2023 Edition of the NYP by the federal government includes youth inclusion, participation, and access to information, which enables them to know their rights.
He added that various programmes and projects were also implemented, across the six geopolitical zones in line with the government’s policy thrust.
Mr Abubakar explained that the periodic review of the NYP guidelines had become imperative, mainly due to the dynamic nature of human endeavor, which he emphasized was not static.