Buhari-Osinbajo Youth Advocacy Group, BOYAG, which is a political group consisting of young and vibrant Nigerians who supported the presidential aspiration of Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osibanjo has commended the Nigerian Senate for finally screening former Governor Rotimi Ameachi who they described as good material for national service.
The Group at the end of its emergency meeting on Thursday in Abuja praised the maturity and sagacity of the Nigerian Senate for toeing the path of honour and patriotism in screening Ameachi, adding the experience and skills of the nominee is key to the implementation of the Muhammadu Buhari’s change agenda considering his inspiring achievements as Governor of River state for eight years.
BOYAG also commended Rotimi Ameachi for his superb presentation and responses to questions by some Senators.
‘The nominee has openly displayed his understanding of the political and economic terrain. We urge Nigerian youths to emulate Ameachi who has shown consistency, tact, doggedness and fighting for what he strongly believes in. He is indeed the hero of Nigeria’s democracy’. In a statement issued after the meeting which was signed by BOYAG’s President Alhaji Hussain Abba, the group noted the role played by the PDP Senators at the screening of Ameachi which is allowed in parliamentary circles all over the world, but we however called on the PDP senators to toe the line of patriotism and nationalism in confirming the nomination of Ameachi who they are all familiar with. BOYAG urged them to put Nigeria first and conclude the screening and confirmation exercise so that the government would concentrate on delivering democracy dividend to Nigerians.
They paid glowing tributes to President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating Hon. Rotimi Ameachi as a minister, adding, since he has passed through all the security screenings, we believe, he is eminently qualified to be confirmed for any position in the country, having served responsibly as Speaker and later executive governor of Rivers State for eight years.
BOYAG also appealed to both APC and PDP senators and by extension the Senate President to totally disregard the white paper submitted to them by the Rivers state Government which indicted Ameachi for corruption.
They said “It is all propaganda and an attempt to rubbish the image of Hon. Rotimi Ameachi’s eight years of transparent and service driven government”.“We want to remind all APC members throughout the country particularly its Northern members that they should not betray former governor Rotimi Amaechi at this time of his political career, he stood firm and supported President Buhari against all odds”.
They said Rotimi Ameachi is one of the few courageous and transparent Nigerian, President Buhari should have around him in his government.
They recalled with all sense of responsibility that Amaechi stood firmly behind Buhari during the presidential race to the point that people from his South South region called him all sort of names. It is now time for President Buhari to genuinely reward a man who gave him all the support even at the risk of his life.

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