Photo: Ahmed Adamu from Nigeria (centre), the new chair of the Commonwealth Youth Council
A Nigerian, Ahmed Adamu has emerged the Chairman of the Commonwealth Youth Council in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
Adamu who is a graduate of Bayero University and has a PHD in Economics from Newcastle University, UK. emerged the winner in the contest amidst other contestants.
Commonwealth Youth Forum delegates today elected the executive for the largest and most diverse youth body in the world, the new Commonwealth Youth Council.
Ahmed Adamu from Nigeria will chair the new body, which will be the recognised voice of the 1.2 billion young people of the Commonwealth and provide a framework for youth-led development initiatives.
Over the past two days at the Forum in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, candidates from national youth bodies across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth have been campaigning to lead the Council.
He is the President of Youth Participation for Progressive Development initiative, member, Katsina state Executive Council Committee on youth restiveness and unemployment.