The Coalition of Unemployed Youths in Nigeria, CUYN, has hailed the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu for her total commitment to the President Bola Tinubu administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda.
The Coalition also said the Minister has demonstrated unwavering dedication and commitment to alleviating the plight of the unemployed youth in the country.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday in Abuja, the convener, Comrade Adamu Adamu said Edu has implemented various initiatives aimed at empowering the youth and creating opportunities for them to thrive.
Adamu noted that Edu had displayed exceptional leadership skills built around integrity, accountability, and inclusivity.
He said, “We, the millions of unemployed youths in Nigeria have tasted the bitter tang of unfulfilled dreams, the gnawing frustration of untapped potential.
“But like a diamond hidden in the rough, hope lay dormant, waiting for the right hand to polish it, to reveal its brilliance, and that hand, belongs to Dr Betta Edu.
“A woman whose heart beats in rhythm with the aspirations of the disenfranchised.
“The new wave of Renewed Hope Agenda, spearheaded by Dr Betta Edu, has taken us by surprise.
“This particular wave of Renewed Hope Agenda has provided a glimmer of hope for the unemployed youth in Nigeria.
“It has been duly observed by us that, under her leadership, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation has implemented various initiatives aimed at empowering the youth and creating opportunities for them to thrive.
“From skill acquisition programs to entrepreneurship support, these initiatives have played a vital role in equipping us with the necessary tools to secure a better future.
“This Renewed Hope Agenda is not just a policy document; it is a symphony of opportunity, composed with the ink of empathy and conducted by the maestro of action.
“Each initiative, each program, is a carefully crafted note, weaving together a melody of empowerment, a harmony of self-reliance.
“If you look around, you will see the N-Power program blossoming, its tendrils reaching out to embrace thousands of our youth, equipping them with the skills and resources to become architects of their destinies.
“We are also witnesses to the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), a financial lifeline extended to countless micro-entrepreneurs, igniting the spark of self-sufficiency in their hearts.
“One key aspect of the Renewed Hope Agenda that we must reveal to Nigerians today is its focus on inclusivity. Dr Betta Edu has ensured that no one is left behind, regardless of their geographical location or socio-economic background.
“Through targeted interventions in rural areas, she has bridged the gap between urban and rural youth, providing equal opportunities for all.
“This inclusivity has ignited a sense of unity and national cohesion amongst the youth, fostering harmony and progress in our great nation.
“We are perplexed by this development and mode of operation, and we can only conclude that this is a well-executed agenda.
“Furthermore, the Honourable Minister has displayed exceptional leadership skills in her role. She has been instrumental in forging partnerships with both local and international organizations, such as the World Bank and the International Labour Organization”.
The Coalition urged Edu to “continue on this path until the majority of the nation’s young population becomes actively engaged.”