The former Senate president has made a huge promise to youths of Nigeria.
Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has promised that when he becomes President, none of his Ministers of State would be under the age of 35.
Saraki said this while showing appreciation to some young Nigerians who donated N40 million to purchase his presidential nomination form.
In appreciation for the gesture, Saraki stated that this has motivated him to work twice as hard as he originally intended.
“Last night, I was truly touched by the gesture of the young professionals convened by Abubakar Danmusa, who helped to raise the N40 million for my Presidential Expression of Interest Form and my Nomination Form,” he said in a statement released on his Facebook wall
“These young people, who went out of their way to rally their friends, family and coworkers, made contributions of N500,000 to N2 million to reach their desired goal.
“This symbolic gesture, a first of its kind in the history of our nation, is also a challenge to me. Now, I promise to work twice as hard as I originally intended.
“I promise to meet the yearning and aspirations of all our young people to run a modern government that can achieve sustainable development.”
Saraki also stated in a tweet that all his Ministers would be under 35 when he becomes President of Nigeria.
“As it stands, this is a clarion call. This is why, I make this promise — not out of politics or propaganda— but out of the fervent belief that young people have a role to play in the development of our nation:
“When I become President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 29th of May 2023, all the Ministers of State in my Cabinet will be experienced young people who are under the age of 35.