2023: Nigerian youths need Tinubu – Chimaroke Nnamani
Former governor of Enugu state, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Bola Tinubu, is the best option for Nigerian youths given his excellent track record in job creation.
The noted that Tinubu, on assumption of office in 1999, embarked on series of sustainable policies towards addressing the high unemployment rate, and youth issues in 1999.
According to Nnamani in his series of tweets, #Citi_ Boy series, noted that “Lagos state at the period saw a significant influx of youths looking for better livelihood .
He said Tinubu recognised that it would have been disastrous if left unattended, and therefore launched waves of reforms that re-invigorated the economy.
He said Tinubu ensured that the vast majority of the working population, who were primarily youths, were employed.
He stated that Tinubu also established the anti-drug misuse campaign initiative to inform adolescents about the risks associated with illicit drugs use, pointing out that pervasive drug abuse epidemic had successfully destroyed many young people.
Nnamani said Lagos State under Tinubu, distributed over one million Naira in grants to each of the registered voluntary youth organisations, as tokens of appreciation for their helpful efforts at reorientation and to encourage them to be more productive.
“Tinubu also increased the annual funding for the rehabilitation agencies to over N3 million and subsequently created youth centres to participate in educational and recreational activities.”
According to him, Tinubu’s administration spent N14 million and N4 million respectively, to renovate the Onikan youth centre on Lagos Island and the Akinwunmi Youth Centre in Ikeja, while recreational facilities that had been abandoned for years were renovated.