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Why I sacked youth minister – Goodluck Jonathan




President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed that his decision to sack his erstwhile Minister of Youth Development, Inuwa Abdulkadir, was based on the latter’s mishandling of the National Youth Council of Nigeria’s elections in Makurdi and Minna which resulted in the factionalisation of the council.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said he was “very displeased” by the former minister’s action.

He said Abdulkadir’s failure to provide appropriate leadership towards open and transparent youth council elections was unacceptable to him and his administration.

He said because he was committed to ensuring that the Nigerian youth were given the best possible upbringing and orientation, he expected all officials of his administration to exhibit greater rectitude and sensitivity on issues related to youth development.

The President added that he expected his appointees to comport themselves at all times in a manner worthy of emulation by Nigerian youths.

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