The Youth Solidarity for Progressive Change (YSFPC) has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to appoint a new Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, commending his decisive action against alleged corruption within the ministry.
In a statement issued by the group’s convener, Benjamin Obasi, the YSFPC emphasized the critical mission of the ministry to provide effective leadership and coordinate both national and international humanitarian interventions. The group urged President Tinubu to consider Dr. Princess Chetachi Nwoga Ecton, the president, and founder of When In Need Foundation (WIN) & Every Life Matters Humanitarian Foundation (ELIMH), as the ideal candidate to fill the vacancy.
Obasi highlighted Ecton’s diverse experience and outstanding track record, emphasizing her suitability for the role left vacant by the former minister. The group expressed concern about the negative impact of alleged corrupt behavior by a top government official, emphasizing the need for leadership that places the right individuals in crucial positions without bias.
The statement from YSFPC read in part: “The Humanitarian Affairs & Disaster Management Ministry requires expertise from the public sector—someone with a proven track record in humanitarian services, a genuine passion for the needy, vulnerable, and downtrodden. We assert that to fulfill President Ahmed Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda, the welfare of the majority—youths, women, and children—must be a top priority.”
YSFPC conducted extensive research in the humanitarian sector and identified Dr. Princess Chetachi Nwoga Ecton as the most qualified candidate. As the president and founder of When In Need Foundation (WIN) & Every Life Matters Humanitarian Foundation (ELIMH), Ecton has over 30 years of dedicated service to humanity, reaching over 10 million households in Nigeria.
The group appealed to President Tinubu to consider Princess Chetachi for the appointment to the office of Humanitarian Affairs and called on Governor Sen Hope Uzodinma of Imo state to support and recommend her. YSFPC also urged various stakeholders, including traditional rulers, students’ unions, people with disabilities, widows, orphans, farmers, and beneficiaries of Ecton’s humanitarian efforts, to voice their support for her nomination. The group emphasized the collective effort to ensure the prosperity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.