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Focus on policies that can bring development, minister charges youth 

The Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim, has admonished Nigerian youth to focus on outcome driven policy that paves the way for meaningful contribution to development of the country.

The minister stated this at the unveiling of “Nigeria Youth Futures Fund” (NYFF) held at Wells Carlton Hotel and Apartments, in Abuja.

The minister said the unveiling of NYFF is a visionary and collaborative effort spearheaded by LEAP Africa and generously funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Luminate Group.

“This initiative, with a budget of six million dollars over five years, is a testament to the unwavering commitment of these esteemed partners to invest in the leadership and potential of our young citizens.”

A Vision for Youth Leaders fund is not just a financial commitment, but it is a resounding vote of confidence in the leadership capabilities of our youth, the minister added.

She said: “It is rooted in the belief that by empowering our youth with the right resources and opportunities, we are shaping the architects of our nation’s medium and long-term developmental plans.”

Bio said that the Nigerian Youth Futures Fund seeks to go beyond conventional approaches, focusing on outcome-driven policy engagements and inclusive resourcing that paves the way for meaningful contributions to the development of the country.

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