Ministry of Youth Development

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Ministry of Youth Development
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Citizen and Leadership Training Centre, Abuja

Address: Block 3, 3rd Floor, Federal Secretariat,
Phase II, Shehu Shagari Way,
Tel: 09 2349112
Fax: 09-2349939


To provide sustainable framework for integrated planning and collaboration amongst the three tiers of Government for a more transparent, effective and efficient service delivery to the people.

The Ministry also seeks to continuously encourage policies, programmes, laws and other imitative that promote and enhance the development of the Youth and the protect of their interest



Before the year 2002 there existed only a Directorate of States and Local Government Affairs, under the Vice President, Alh. Abubakar Atiku.

By 2003, the Directorate was re-instated as a fully – fledged Ministry – the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Duties in the Presidency.

In May 2004, the Department of Youth Development was added to the responsibilities of the Ministry and it then became known as the Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs, Youth Development and Special Duties.



Pursuant to its numerous responsibilities for youth development, the Department undertook many activities in 2004. Some of these activities were undertaken in collabration with international Agencies such as the UNDP, World bank, UNICEF etc. Key activities include:

Launching of the National Youth Agenda – Enugu Nov. 2004

Establishment of National Youth Development Fund

Establishment for ICT centre

Youth Development Centre

Commencement of renovation of Youth Development Centres- Owode-Egba, Ogun State.

Expressions of Interest received from Architectural Consultations for the renovation of the Shere Hills Youth Centre in Jos, the Sea School in Lagos and the development for six Zonal Youth Centre

Manpower Development for Youth Officers

298 man hours put in training course for Youth Development Officers on GL 07-10, in Abuja.

112 man hours in training for Director of Youth Development in London

Capacity building for Youth leaders – trips to China, Egypt

Youth Summit

The embrace of Dialogue instead violent confrontation.

The Hon. Minister’s interventions have made many of the Youth organizations to tow the path of Dialogue E.g the case at the National confab

John Foppe Motivational Lecture Services ( collaboration with NYSC and Softkills Management Consults)

Gidauniyar Alherri

Sea School

7th International Youth Camp in Partnership with the Red Cross at Bells School, Ota.

Awesome Programme – A Youth Mentoring Programme.

LEAP Africa Leadership programme

Digitest 2004 Computer appreciation programme.

Intervention on HIV/AIDS

Production of IEC materials on HIV/AIDS to states and other stakeholders in February 2004.

Rally on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention for out of school Youth, okada riders ect. At Upper Iweka motor park, Onitsha from 27th –28th February 2004.

Establishment of information and Counselling centre for out of school Youth at Upper Iweka motor park Onitsha in September 2004.

288 man hours of training on Transformational Leadership for 4 HIV/AIDS focal officers of the Ministry (sponsored by the UNDP)

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