#NotTooYoungToRun: We’ll ensure youths are included in leadership, politics — Dogara

By Factnews on 18/05/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 451


Dogara

Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, says the House is committed to passing the #NotTooYoungToRun# bill to lower the age requirements for elective offices to ensure youth inclusion in politics.

Dogara made this known while addressing the plenary session of the Nigerian Youth Parliament in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said: “We committed ourselves in our legislative agenda to give priority to ‘necessary legislative interventions to promote equality and inclusion, and entrench the rights of women, youths and vulnerable groups in the society.”

According to him, the # NotTooYoungToRun# bill seeks to alter sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the Constitution. It is aimed at  reducing the age of eligibility for elective offices across board, and introduce independent candidacy to the electoral process.

This implies that if the amendment scales through, the minimum age of eligibility for the elective  offices will be modified such that Presidency from 40 to 30 years, governor – 35 to 30 years, Senate – 35 to 30 years, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly – 30 to 25 years.

The Speaker maintained that a major challenge afflicting Nigeria’s youth population was unemployment, and as “your elected representatives, this gives us nightmares.

“It is also my strong view that creativity and innovation are critical elements in engendering economic growth and development. Indeed,  the world is open for the youths to excel, especially in the area of technological development. Nigerian youths can compete strongly in the technological field in the new world economy. We only need better technological education, funding and exposure to best practices.


 

 

Posted on May, 18 2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
FG plans to assassinate me - Governor Wike...

Abia guber: Go settle with Gov. Ikpeazu –...

Lagos To Generate 30 Billion Naria In 2017...

APC Wins Minjibir By-Election in Kano State

Alamieyeseigha To Be Buried March 26

FIFA U-20 2016 qualifiers - Falconets thrash Liberia...

I Missed Keshi’s Burial Because I Was Ill...

President Buhari Orders EFCC To Recover Stolen Funds...

OSUN 2014: Masked DSS officials flood Osun ahead...

Aba Shoe factory would create 30,000 jobs -...

NIS increases cost of international passport

10 Die Of Diarrhoea In Abuja, Nigeria
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (195) Business (40) Campus News (3) Crime (111) Economy (105) Education (115) Entertainment (144) Fashion and Style (3) General (785) Health (107) Inside Africa (40) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1914) Politics (896) Press Releases (107) Religion (9) Security (125) Sports (430) Technology (23) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News AGF Malami hire American firms to plant pro-Buhari op-ed in U.S. papers, Premium Times reveals Buhari overrules IGP's order on Adeleke's invitation Abia: New governorship permutations Osun election: I’ll win and dance to Govt House, says Adeleke Soldiers clear Onitsha drainage during heavy downpour Nigeria’s fate beyond 2019 depends on INEC, security agencies— Makarfi Appointment of new DSS DG is the height of nepotism & tribalism - Ohanaeze Youths PDP sponsoring aspirants in APC- Party Chairman Abia 2019: I'm still in the guber race - Nwosu Boko haram threatens to harm Leah Sharibu, murders health worker

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (22,915 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,350 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (15,111 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,335 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,082 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (6,854 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (5,700 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,449 views) 2015: Abia’s plethora of governorship aspirants (5,240 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,238 views)