Minister of State for Youth Development and Minister of State for Police Affairs Unveils “Young & Secure” Initiative

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As part of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for Young Nigerians, The Honourable Minister of State for Youth Development, Ayodele Olawande in collaboration with the Honourable Minister of State for Police Affairs, Ibrahim imman-Suleima, today, launched the “Young and Secure” initiative.

The initiative is a joint effort between the Ministry of Police Affairs and the Ministry of Youth Development. It comprises three key components: enhancing civic commitment through a pact that addresses the security needs of young people, fostering youth-focused engagement to promote dialogue and cooperation with law enforcement agencies, and implementing a technology-powered platform for transparency, accountability, and swift resolution of security-related issues.

During the press briefing, The Minister of State for Youth Development also announced the launching of the “Nigerian Youth Helpdesk”, a platform that serves as a centralized hub for efficiently managing and resolving complaints from Nigerian youths regarding the Police and other law enforcement agencies, and creating a database for strategic decision making and policy direction to foster an enabling environment for our youths to feel safe and secured.

In his speech, Ayodele Olawande said, “We’re committed to ensuring the accessibility of the help desk nationwide, collaborating with stakeholders in all 36 states and the FCT to ensure smooth escalation and resolution of police-related concerns from Nigerian Youths”

He also encouraged the public to utilize this resource responsibly, He implored Nigerian Youths to support the Ministries as plans are in motion to bolster trust and collaboration between the police and Nigerian Youths which undoubtedly, would help to build a safer and more secure future for all.

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