Dear Mr. President,

I am delighted to extend my heartily congratulatory massage over your landslide victory in the recent concluded presidential poll, it is indeed a great success that represents a promising moment in Nigeria’s. History, and testimony to the renewed confidence which people of Nigeria have placed in you, to continue to chart the future course of our country Nigeria. I have a strong confidant that under your leadership, Nigeria will be a greater nation in the world. May Almighty Allah who has blessed Nigeria, grant you those who serve with you wisdom, strength and compassion in the coming years, amen.

Sir, I am particularly worried with the level of despair among the youth in Nigeria. we are all playing with our future if we cannot create conducive avenues for the youths to positively deploy their creativity, passion, and energies parents are struggling to raise their children with no apparent support from those in charge of our resources, and the community and the state offer no help to ensure the youths are provide for thousands of youth roam about with no hope.

Sir respectfully I call for you to create a Presidential Youth Council (PYC) to empower youth across the country, and to ensure that scarce federal youth programmes are directed toward where they can do the most good. As I said during World Youth Foundation (WYF) workshop only youth know’s their problems you can not bring a person with over sixty years and you think he can solve youth problems.

Now, more than ever, we need scarce federal resources for youth programs are directed where they can do the most good. The best source of information about which federally-funded youth programs are working, which programs are not, and how to improve them is the young people who receive the services. Young people are unencumbered by special interest groups they can share what needs to be done to ensure federal youth programs are both efficient and effective.

I deeply appreciative of the leadership you have shown in reaching out to young people through meeting after general elections.

A Presidential Youth Council would serve as an institutional structure to strengthen and complement such episodic events. Such an institutional structure is necessary to ensure consistent attention to youth engagement, to provide training to young people, and to allow sufficient time for productive working relationships to form between young people and senior administration officials. The Presidential Youth Council would reduce duplicative efforts. and it would expand the reach of your Office of Public Engagement, as each member of the Presidential Youth Council would engage thousands of young people across the country.

Secondly, I write respectfully to share my urgent call for your administration to focus on the issues of econnomic opportunity, Security and job creations while I recognize that our country has been going down by economic development I believe that job creation, economic development and economic empowerment are the most important issues facing our great nation. Accordingly, I urge the following:

1- that a comprehensive jobs programs be developed and executed by way of a partnership that includes government, the private sector and the nation’s non-profit community. This partnership must emphasize infrastructure and public works, broadband technology and energy, with a special focus on those communities where unemployment is and remains stubbornly and persistently high. This necessarily requires special attention to the nation’s urban communities where joblessness remains in double digits and economic suffering is widespread.

2- I urge an intense focus on children and youth educations I applaud your efforts as you promised during campaign about education but you must do more. We need a national policy to move the nation toward universal early childhood education. Other countries like china has implemented early childhood education as policy, so we cannot afford to lag behind.

Moreover, I urge an expansion of your efforts to make college and higher education more affordable by including a new emphasis on job training, workforce development and skills retraining for those citizens who do not choose college or who did not complete high school on time. There is a great-untapped potential in these citizens that must be unleashed to power the economic recovery.

3- Climate change Awareness, now days climate change issue is one of the key Agendas of international leaders. I am glad that you mention climate change in your Agendas so we need to Increase Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education.

To build capacity of youth by facilitating the advancement of knowledge and experience sharing on climate change, its impacts, adaptation and mitigation measures through workshops, campaigns and community based projects by involving local communities and educational institutions.

To increase ‘climate literacy’ among the youth by effectively disseminating information about the impacts of climate change and the successful stories of climate change adaptation and mitigation (or combating climate change impacts).

Your Excellency, Mr. President I believe those outlined above are the most important facing the nation and I believe by solving them our nation will move forward.

Thank You Sir.

Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Yours Sincerely:

Babangida Ruma

Commonwealth Youth Ambassador For (Y-CAEV) Campaign in Nigeria.

Categories: Letter


10 replies

  1. I would first of all start by saying congratulation on your letter to Mr President I pray he gets it and work with it. You should have given more advice on the difference in schools for example the rates of private school fee, the teachers qualification, lack of creativity in schools because if you know how to use your hand you will know how to feed yourself, health we having more and more children with disabilities in the country and with lack of care and technical no how this children die at a tender age, this is were your training comes into, you should give more ideas in to it so that he knows were to start from.
    Well done for standing up and being the voice of the voiceless.

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  2. Thank-you very much for making it possible for us to put our little on this platform.
    My take is on the CLIMATE CHANGE, & ADOPTION TO IT, by massive tree planting campaign, and utilization of our abandoned masses of water all across the Nation in Irrigation farming .
    Thank you




  4. What a wonderful timely letter. I pray it gets to Mr President and he take swift swift action on the issues you raised. God bless you and bless Nigeria.


  5. A very positive contribution from Cups member Babangida Ruma!.
    Although I may not speak for HE PMB , however I monitored his interview with voa , during which he emphasized on youth empowment and involvement in his government as he expressed thier potential and need to managed them well in order to managed and handle security issues which is his paramount.
    Crating youth council may be a conflict with his idea of running low cost government , moreover there exist a ministry for youth and sports which if survived can handle matters like this.
    My idea and contribution towards youth empowment is by directing all states through local government to register every interested young person in mechanized farming from the age of 18yrears to 40.
    Either formally educated or not without any sagregation and engage them at various levels of mechanized farming/training after certain period one can quality for facility to start his own while government should buy the produce automatically , supported by non interest loan. This is a summaried contribution toward achievement youth empowment , security management

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  6. My take as a youth and to further buttress your points the youth problems mostly in this country is high level of unemployment, the government of PMB should focus on job creation with more emphasis on iT,
    agriculture,industry , health sector and innovative technology, the government should be able to use it youth as horse force of the economy to maximally utilise there talent and energy to be able to move the country foward.
    My other advice goes on how to empower those youth who were not privilege to have the formal education for example in the context of almajiri schools or mahamadia schools in the north the government can provide vocational training for them for example since the schools are in clusters known as tsangaya goverment can say this school will be tought on how to do carpentry and other can be like a fishery, mechanics, welding etc and goverment should provide full support and vaible environment though support and baying such products from them.
    Equally thesame can be done in the other part of nigeria.
    finally the handicaped youth among us should also be enrolled into vocational trainings to be able to acquire skills to sustained them self’s and to contribute there quota in the country development.
    Relevance of youth in politics should also be encouraged because it provides window through the which the youth voice their needs and problems which they need to be addressed.


  7. I pray and wish Mr. President get yhur letter.


  8. Hmm everybody want to give his advice to Mr president as if he want office without knowing what to do.
    Do you think Mr President does not know the problem of Nigeria and how to address it, or you mean that you know Nigeria more than him?



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