Youth group backs Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda, urges sack of corrupt elements

The Empowerment for Unemployed Youths Initiative (EUYI), a frontline national civil society organization, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to fulfill his campaign promises and rid his administration of corruption and ineptitude. 

In a letter to Mr. President dated 24th of April and signed by Comrade Danesi Momoh and Comrade Igwe Ude-Umanta, national coordinator and national secretary of EUYI, respectively, copies of which were made available to journalists in Abuja, the group commended President Tinubu for his efforts in stabilising the country and listening to yearnings of Nigerians but emphasided the need for him to fulfill his promise to stamp out corruption from his administration.

The letter read in part, “Mr President, we will not stop commending you for steering the ship of the Nigerian State from the troubled waters where you took over and achieving measurable stability with clear assurances of the Renewed Hope Agenda you promised, which is where we are. We are grateful also that you listen to citizens and have carefully worked to meet their needs.

“Very importantly, you promised to stamp out corruption and ineptitude from your adminstration and have only recently, launched a performance assessment system for your administration. Nigerians are keenly watching. Many are worried that your desires and quest for excellence may be truncated by political exigencies. We are however hopeful that Your Excellency will be strict and firm as usual without leaving any stone unturned.”

EUYI in their letter specifically urged Mr. President to prove himself worthy of his campaign promises by sacking Hon. Bello Matawalle, the Minister of State for Defence due to what they called his “running battles with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

“Let it also be on record that failure to heed our patriotic request by Mr. President, we shall mobilise civil society organisations and all unemployed youths across the country to converge at the Unity Fountain, Abuja for a mother-of-all protests to demand Mr. Bello Matawalle’s immediate sack.”