The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has congratulated Prof. Ibrahim Gambari on his new appointment as the new Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari, even as they called on the President to give youths more opportunities in his cabinet.
Although, NANS described Gambari’s appointment as a round peg in a round hole, it however insisted that there are many Nigerian youths with outstanding intelligence who can also contribute to the development of the country if given the opportunity to serve.
The students’ body in a statement, signed by the National Public Relations Officer, Azeez Adeyemi, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, frowned at President Buhari’s alleged penchant for appointing ‘old people’ into his cabinet at the expense of youths.
NANS appealed to Buhari to change his habit of appointing old people and give the youth a chance to serve him and Nigeria better, even better than the old people.
“President Buhari has continued to push the youth away by not considering them worthy of appointments. This attitude towards the youth by President Buhari is a major source of worry to all Nigerians.
“President Buhari can get good hands from the pool of intelligent, outstanding and successful Nigerian youths both within and outside the country.
“Many Nigerian youths have proved themselves extraordinary through their outstanding performances in various chosen careers. These youths both within and outside the country are contributing in no small measure to the development of Nigeria.