Senate President, Bukola Saraki says the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill today (Thursday) will give the youths in the country some sense of belonging ahead of future political positions.
In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated that since one-third of the population are within the age bracket of 30 years, the decision to sign the landmark bill was a welcome development.
He believed that the energy and innovation of the Nigerian youths would go a long way in adding more value to the nation’s economy.
“Now more than ever, as young people across the country bask in the moment and celebrate the signing of this Bill, they must not see this as the final destination. It is one thing to be able to run, but, it is another thing entirely to be able to serve.
“This is why, it is incumbent on our youths to register, get their PVCs and move on to the next phase of this journey — which is getting their peers elected in legislative and executive positions. You must all take part, to take charge.
“Nigeria needs the energy and innovation of our young people. On this note, I congratulate the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), and all other groups that championed this cause for more youth inclusion. I also commend my colleagues in both the Senate and the House for making sure that this Bill passed its first milestone during the Constitution Review Process,” Saraki said.