The Yoruba Council Worldwide (YCW), led by Aare Oladotun Hassan, has called on President Bola Tinubu to establish a national commission to develop young people. Hassan expressed disappointment in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, stating that it has not fulfilled its primary responsibilities since its establishment.
This appeal comes after he received the Sir Ahmadu Bello leadership award from the Northern Youths Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN) in Abuja.
Hassan emphasized that the current ministry needs to gain effectiveness in fulfilling its primary objectives, highlighting the need for the President to explore alternative approaches.
He believes that establishing a dedicated commission would address the specific needs of Nigerian youth and create more opportunities for them.
He stated, “The establishment of such an organization would greatly benefit the vast number of Nigerian youth.” Hassan thanked NYAN for the recognition and assured them of his unwavering support in advancing youth development.
During the award ceremony, Mohammed Abdulrazaq, the National Speaker of NYAN, explained that the accolade was a token of appreciation for Hassan’s commitment to Nigeria’s progress and his philanthropic endeavors in promoting education, empowering young people, and developing essential infrastructure.
Abdulrazaq described Hassan’s nomination as the “Jakadan Zaman Lafiyan Najeriya,” symbolizing his significant contributions to judicial reform and induction into NYAN’s prestigious “Hall of Fame.” The nomination was based on Hassan’s tireless efforts to uphold accountability, integrity, and responsible management of human and material resources, ultimately benefiting humanity.