Juliet Akoje in Akoje
The House of Representatives and the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development have disagreed over the establishment of the National Youth Development Commission.
At a public hearing yesterday on the bill for a law to establish the commission in Abuja, the House through the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said it was necessary and would engender youth participation in governance.
However, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who was represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ismail Abubakar, said it would only amount to duplication of duties of other government agencies and waste of public funds.
Gbajabiamila said the bill was unanimously passed when it came up on the floor because of the importance the National Assembly places on the significant role the youth have in nation building.
He said for the youths to be at the table of conversations and discussions that surround the…
Source: Thisday Newspaper