The Speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament Rt. Hon Mubarak Mijinyawa has been appointed as the National Youth Delegate of Nigeria in the Commonwealth. The decision was based of the request of the commonwealth Youth Division for all member countries to nominate two youth delegates ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
The functions and powers of the National Delegation shall be the following:
a) the primary role of each National Delegation shall be to represent and promote the interest of existing and emerging National Youth Councils and youth-led organisations at the country level;
b) the National Delegation shall advocate for and facilitate the inclusion of youth
representatives in official government and civil society delegations to events including, but not limited to, the following: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), United Nations General Assembly, and Ministers and Senior Official meetings and events at national, regional and international levels.
c) each National Delegation shall submit to the Council and regional Delegation, at such times and in such manner as shall be determined by the CYC Executive, reports on the laws, youth policies, regulations and statistics relating to youth in their country, and on actions taken for youth development and empowerment by the National Delegation and CYC Members.
The nominations were sent through the federal ministry of youth and sports development under the supervision of the honorable minister.