NOLLYWOOD actress Tonto Dikeh has recently been appointed as the new director of social and empowerment of committee of youth on mobilization and sensitisation (CYMS) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Seen as part of a programme to reach out to the youth, the appointment is part of the government’s plan to galvanise the Nigerian public post-coronavirus. Ms Dikeh, 35, has been empowering indigent Nigerians with foodstuff and other items since the beginning of Covid-19 lockdown, through The Tonto Dikeh Foundation.
Ms Dikeh said: “Today, shortly after my TV live interview on post Covid-19 women empowerment to mark the 2020 International Youth Day, I was presented to Mr Polycarp Shambo, the chief of staff to the secretary of the government of the federation in Abuja by the director-general, Obinna Nwaka and the secretary-general, Isa Yerima Aminu as the new director, social and empowerment of committee of youth on mobilisation and sensitisation.
“The meeting was brief as a result of Petroleum Trust Fund briefing which he must attend. I was really impressed meeting with a very brilliant, supportive and dedicated man working in the presidency.”