Nigerian Youth Parliament Congratulates President Bola Tinubu and Calls for Youth and Women Inclusion ~Ajasa-Info


The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Honorable (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu extends warm congratulations to His Excellency President Bola Tinubu on his inauguration as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We commend President Tinubu’s leadership and express our unwavering commitment to working collaboratively with the new administration to advance the interests and aspirations of Nigerian youth.

The Nigerian Youth Parliament recognizes the immense potential and capabilities of our young population. We believe that their empowerment and inclusion in decision-making processes are vital for the sustainable development and progress of our great nation. We, therefore, urge the new administration to prioritize youth and women’s inclusion in all spheres of governance.

As the voice of the Nigerian youth, we implore President Tinubu to uphold the campaign promises made during the electoral process. We call on the new government to prioritize key areas such as quality education, job creation, skills development, and entrepreneurship opportunities for our young people. By investing in these areas, we can unlock the full potential of our youth, foster innovation, and build a prosperous and inclusive Nigeria.

President Tinubu’s wealth of experience and visionary leadership provide a strong foundation for shaping Nigeria’s future. The Nigerian Youth Parliament stands ready to collaborate with the new administration in implementing youth-centric policies and programs. We emphasize the need for an open and inclusive government that listens to the voices, aspirations, and concerns of young Nigerians. Together, we can create a Nigeria where every young person has equal opportunities to thrive and contribute to national development.

On this momentous occasion, we urge President Tinubu to lead with integrity, transparency, and accountability. The Nigerian Youth Parliament remains committed to working hand in hand with the government to promote good governance, peace, and unity in our beloved country.

We once again congratulate His Excellency President Bola Tinubu on his inauguration and wish him a successful tenure.

2023 Election: Rethink Inclusion Trains 40 Persons with Disabilities in Abuja and Lagos state ~Ajasa-Info


In order to ensure that there is an increase in the participation of youths, especially Persons with Disabilities, in the coming election, Rethink Inclusion in collaboration with Constitution Lab and the People with Oriented Policy and Good Governance organized a training programme for PWDs in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Cross Rivers.

The programme which was tagged “Inclusive Election” was in phases, to include virtual and physical training. According to the convener who also doubled as the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu, it is imperative that the voice of every Nigerian, including the Persons with Disabilities is heard in the coming election.

She further stated that it is most significant that we run an inclusive election which people with disabilities make up about 15% of Nigeria’s population and as Nigerian, they also have the right to vote and be voted for.
She stated “despite the significant population of PWDs, the rights of individuals with disabilities are often overlooked and not adequately protected. This is particularly true when it comes to their right participate in the decision-making processes of the country.”

“This is why Rethink Inclusion through the sponsorship of IVLP Grant decided to engage young leaders with disabilities in these four states to educate them on election procedures and active advocacy.”

The INEC officials who were in attendance in the four states trained the participants on the usage of the facilities provided by the electoral commission to ensure that PWDs vote during the election to include, braille ballot for the visually impaired, magnifying glasses for persons with albinism, and translator for the deaf.

According to the INEC officials, the commission is working in agreement with Section 54 of the electoral act 2022 indicating the need to ensure an inclusive election for PWDs, thereby assuring a credible, free and fair election.
The training sessions featured distribution of training manuals, shirts and braille manual for the visually impaired participants.



It’s indeed a privilege and all sense of humility to welcome the Grand Commander of the Nigerian Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari to the Youth Hub of Africa and the Center of Excellence Lagos State on a working visit.

The working visit which is aim to inaugurate/ flag off some Mega project within the state would further cement the status of Lagos as the thriving epic Center of the country and a destination of choice for all,

The provision of this massive infrastructure which include Lekki Deep Sea Port, Lagos Rice Mill, Imota, Lagos Blue Lite project, among others would further increase the ease of doing business, increase food security and Improve transportation network for the old and the everly charged younger generation

The youths of Lagos are indeed proud of the sterling work of our Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and inded welcome ypur execllency to the Land of Aquatic splendor.

I on behalf of the Nigeria Youth Parliament and youths in Lagos state welcome President Muhammadu Buhari to our Lagos, the land where dreams become TRUE

Rt Hon Dr Azeezat Yishawu Speaker Nigerian Youth Parliament



Are you a young person with disability? Do you wish to participate in politics? Are you having concerns about how to vote in the coming election?

Rethink Inclusion is now receiving applications to participate in the capacity building programme for young Persons with Disabilities (PWD) to be held in January, 2023.

Rethink Inclusion is an initiative by the Office of the Speaker, Nigerian Youth Parliament in collaboration with the Nigeria Youth Future Fund, Leap Africa and International Visitor Leadership Program (US Department of State), to engage young people with special needs for active participation in governance, politics and to prepare them for the 2023 general election.

To participate in the training, click the link below to register:

The Speaker Nigerian Youth Parliament Congratulates the Speaker of the House of Representatives Gbajabiamila and Ooni of Ife on their recent National Honour of Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFR)~Ajasa-Info


The Nigerian Youth Parliament humbly led by the Speaker RT. Hon. Azeezat Yishawu has extend their Congratulatory message to the Speaker of the House of Representatives RT. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and Ooni of Ife.

“The Leadership Of Nigerian Youth Parliament Facilitates With You Our National Heroes RT. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila And Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, On Your Recent Investiture As The Commander Of The Order Of Federal Republic Of Nigeria, CFR This Day, 11th Of October 2022 By The Commander In Chief Federal Republic Of Nigeria GCFR General Muhamadu Buhari.”

“Our Very Own Honourable Speaker, Your Tireless Efforts, Doggedness And Your Progressivism That Have, Over The Years, Manifested In The Value You Add To Governance At The Central Stage And The Premium Dividend Of Democracy That You Brought Back To Our Dear Country Has Put You In A Stead For This Honour And It Is Marvelous In Our Eyes.”


“The Speaker Nigerian Youth Parliament RT.Hon. Azeezat Yishawu Described Ooni Ogunwusi, Natural Head of the Oduduwa race worldwide who doubles as Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) was described while being decorated by President Buhari as a great advocate of Youth and Women Empowerment, a passionate Promoter of Peace and Unity in Africa and an exemplary selfless leader relentlessly doing his best preserving the cultural values of the African people.”

“It’s Indeed Truth That Citizens Who Contribute To National Development Deserve Award.”

“Thank You President Muhamadu Buhari For Finding The Giants Worthy Of This Award.”

“Once Again Congratulations To You All.”

Rt.Hon. Azeezat Yishawu
Speaker Nigerian Youth Parliament

Gbajabiamila: Nigeria needs leaders with capacity, character to manage change ~Ajasa-Info


• Speaker launches legislative mentorship initiative

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said Nigeria needs a leader who has the capacity and character to manage change.

He also stressed the need for youths to be included in governance in the country.

Gbajabiamila spoke on Monday in Abuja at the opening of the Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI) with the theme: Youth Leadership and the Future of Democracy: Harnessing the Power of Young People in Nigeria.

The LMI is a programme the speaker initiated to build the next generation of Nigeria’s public sector leaders.

This initiative is in line with his long-lasting vision of mentoring the younger generation from his over twenty years’ experience in public service.

The programme, which will last three weeks, draws young participants from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Gbajabiamila noted that achieving the Nigeria of everybody’s dreams must depend on producing leaders with the right capacity and character to manage change by taking advantage of the technology-advancing world.

The Speaker explained that this would require building people, particularly young people, with knowledge of governance.

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He said: “Whatever happens, Nigeria desperately needs leaders with the capacity and character to manage change. The consequences of the changes happening in our world today will depend on how we respond, the decisions we make, and the ideas we choose to invest in.


“The quality of our decision making in politics and governance will define the course of our country. Whether or not we achieve progress, prosperity, peace, and security for all our people depends entirely on the capacity and competence of our political leadership.

“The Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI) aims to identify and train the next generation of public sector leaders, particularly in legislature. The LMI mandate is to develop the leaders who will shape the future of our country and the world.“

“Many young people are eager to make a change; they cannot change anything if they don’t understand and participate in the political and governance process. We aim to involve more young people and direct their energies into tangible contributions to good governance and national development.”

Gbajabiamila stressed that investment must be made in building young people for leadership roles.

The Speaker noted that equipping youths and involving them in governance is the only way they would be committed to nation-building and sustain the development of democracy.

He recommended three actions to be taken immediately, including consistently including young people in the political and governance process.

“We do this by creating avenues for leadership development, as we are now trying to do with this Legislative Mentorship Initiative (LMI). It also requires creating opportunities for learning through actual practice in government policy-making and implementation.

“Nobody was born knowing how to manage a political party or run a government. You learn by being in the room, having a seat at the table and doing your best with every opportunity,” he said.

Osun Election: Our democracy is evolving – Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu ~Ajasa-Info


The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu has commended the efforts of all stakeholders in the just concluded Osun Gubernatorial election for ensuring civility, transparent, credible free and fair election devoid of thuggery and violence which was the norm in time past, the character of young people in the Osun election has send the needed signal across the federation, that youths would conduct themselves in a credible manner before, during and after any Electoral contest moving forward and would vote for candidate of their choice without fear or favour.

It has also proven without any doubt that young people are not lazy , irresponsible nor will they be used as machinery by political tyrants.

The Speaker also acknowledge the conducts of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Police force, Election Observers, Gender and PWD Organisations on yet another credible poll. she charged INEC to do better as the commission is going out to fully implement the electoral act in the coming general election in 2023, this she believe would be a launchpad towards a credible poll as young people are ready to partake and be a part of electioneering process either as actor or as credible observers.

Dr. Yishawu calls on all political parties and their stalwarts to recognise meaningfully the strenght of the Nigerian Youth and give young Nigerians the impetus to unleash their potentials not just as drivers of electoral victories but as player in governance and administration.

She further urged all political parties and allies to campaign in the next general elections with Integrity, humility and led an issue based campaign.

Democracy is based upon the conviction there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. She charges young people to own the process of election while preaching that their vote should only be for those who would birth the Nigeria of our dreams which spew inclusion and growth for our potentials. Nigeria is Ours Nigeria we Serve

Nigerian Youth Parliament Speaker, Patricia CEO, Laycon, Nancy Isime were among 100 people of African origin inducted as Royal Ambassador & Member Royal Court (MRC) of the Ooni of Ife Kingdom ~Ajasa-Info


The third edition of the annual event has come and gone but not without leaving behind memories of impact and inspiration for the younger generation of Nigerians with This year themed: “Africa of the Future: Fostering Inclusive Prosperity for the Next Generation” The mission of the RAYLF is to unveil the greatness of Africa’s future by inspiring, transforming, celebrating, and empowering its new, best, and brightest young leaders’ success stories. Since 2020, the Ooni of Ife has honored and celebrated 100 outstanding African youths yearly.

This year event saw the Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament Rt Hon (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu who was the first female speaker of the assembly selected among 99 other including “Blood Sister” movie sensation Nancy Isime, Patricia CEO and billionaire sponsor of Big Brother Naija 2021 Fejiro Hanu Agbodje and Reality Tv show super star Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba ‘LAYCON’ honourary recipient of the prestigious Royal African Award from the house of Arole Oodua, His Imperial Majesty- Oba Enitan Adeyeye Babatunde Akande Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife in a marathon 3 days event starting from Friday 20th May to Sunday 22nd May at the prestigious Oduduwa Hall of Obafemi Awolowo University, and the Ife Grand Resort and Industrial Hub Ile Ife, Osun State.

Dr Azeezat led a powerful delegation to the epoch event at the ancient city and the cradle of the Yoruba race include Abdulfatai Ajibola Are NYCN Lagos East, members of the national youth Parliament Oyede Oke Ogun, Salisu Mubarak Ogun Central, Jamiu Popoola Osun Central, Fagbowore Medaiyeshe Osun East, Sunday B Owoborode President, Ijesa Youth Forum, Ilesanmi Samuel Godwin President Federation of Ijesha Student Union,Temitope Oloola founder HeartToGive foundation and Temitope Wuraola.

The honour of Onirisa is a charge to all awardee to do more for the black race and provide solution to problem facing the race and her continents in the 21st century.

Nigerian Youth Parliament Speaker condemns attack on Abuja-Kaduna train ~Ajasa-Info

….Charges security operatives to fish perpetrators and find a lasting solution to the seemingly recurrent attacks

The Speaker of the 5th Assembly of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu has extended her deep condolences to the families of the passengers that lost their lives in Monday’s terrorists attack on a train on its way from Abuja to Kaduna.

In a statement on Tuesday, Yishawu condemned the unfortunate incident which led to the untimely deaths of some citizens, including young Nigerians and left many injured.

The Speaker prayed for the repose of the souls of the deceased and wished the injured persons a speedy recovery.

She further commended the efforts of the relevant security agencies for their response and efforts to account for all persons on board, charging them to do everything possible to fish the perpretrators.

“It is sad that a route that people have considered to be safe is no longer safe as it seems these criminals intend to stay in business,” she said.

“The actions of these criminal elements are totally condemnable and rejected. We can’t build a nation when the lives of citizens are under constant threats by such evil minds. It is imperative that the necessary security authorities realize the agenda of these criminals and ensure to take proactive steps to secure the rail once and for all. There should be no place for criminals to thrive in our society.”

PVC4HER: Constitution Lab trains Young Women on PVC ~Ajasa-Info

As part of effort towards promoting greater women participation in electoral and Governance processes, Constitution Lab a Non Governmental Organisations which is committed to raising informed citizens that will engage government on laws and policies demanding for accountability and good governance organises a sensitisation and mobilisation for young Nigerians most especially women to be change agent and be actively involved in process that would herald transformational leadership for Nigeria by getting their PVCs in a project tagged PVC4HER.

The training for the PVC4Her ambassador’s which was held on Saturday 12th March, 2022 at the American Corner Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos witness the attendance of seasoned facilitator which taught the ambassador’s about the importance and dynamics of electoral process and why young people must be at the forefront of decision making in the country democratic settings

The PVC4Her campaign drive training and sensitisation in the grassroots is a project sponsored by the US Consulate Lagos in Partnership with Carrignton Youth Fellowship Initiative was initiated to mobilised 40 women from the 20 LGAs of Lagos to serve as ambassador of the Initiative in their respective communities in a 3 months structure statewide mobilisation and Enrollment exercise across the length and breadth of Lagos.

During the opening remarks by the Project Lead Rt Hon. (Dr.) Azeezat Yishawu said the training will afford the women to be equipped with the preprequisite knowledge of the project with the manual design for the project implementation across communities as guiding tools for both the facilitators and the participants. The trainings cover the 20 LGAs of Lagos as 40 young women have been selected in the first phase of the project as Mobilizers and PVC advocate in each communities. This women are expected to serve as ambassador for constitutionalab in the community and will also be Election observer during the anticipated 2023 general election.

Mr. Olushola Owonikoko CYFI Alumni President and Representative of the US Consulate congratulate the selected ambassador’s amidst the numbers of application sent by participants and further charge them to objectively embrace the project considerable Mobilisation and sensitisation of young people in their communities.

Dr Azeezat Yishawu further said participants are expected to organize a community sensitization and PVC registration which will be carried with support of the Constitutionalab and partners and individual local government Chairmen in the grassroots.

The facilitators list of Mr Kunle Lawal Executive Director Electoral College Nigeria, Mr Chidi Odinanwa, Director Good Governance Program and Ms. Okikiola Jalupon House of Assembly Aspirant/Politician gave a detailed account of the training course for PVC4Her while the Founder of Constitution Lab Mr. Brownson Etimbuk appreciated all participants for their time and commitment during the course of the training while he receive reassurances from the participants of their selflessness during the community mobilisation.

March 12th, 2022.