FG partners AUDA on youth empowerment 

The Federal Ministry of Youth Development has signed an agreement with the African Union Development Agency (AUDA) to empower 1 million Nigerian youth through agro forestry, land restoration, and staple food cropping. 

The Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Bio-Ibrahim, made this known at the just concluded Cop 28 summit in Dubai,  UAE,  where stakeholders in the African continent came together to discuss the ecosystem as it affects the African continent.

Dr. Jamila in her speech stated that the ministry had agreed to partner with AUDA  on their flagship programmes such as energies Africa and the AFR 100 initiative, starting in January 2024.  

In a press release signed by head, Press and Public Relations, Mrs. Maryam Umar Yusuf, and made available to Blueprint on Tuesday 13, December 2023, the minister said the first phase of implementation of these projects will be to restore 10,000 hectares of land in Niger state.

He said the initiative, which is in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s 8- point agenda , will be jointly implemented by the federal government and the Niger state government in alignment with the proposed National Youth Service Corps reforms.

The minister that Governor Muhammed Umar Bago of Niger state has generously committed  10,000 hectares of land towards the  implementation of the projects. 

He praised the governor  for supporting  the projects and the

launching of  the Niger State Green Economy blue-print at COP 28 UAE.