From Francis Akinnodi, Ondo
Nigerian youths have been urged to leverage on the “Not-Too-Young-To-Run”bill signed into law by the President Muhammadu Buhari to enhance their participations in politics.
Engineer Biola Oladapo, gave the advice in Ondo during the People’s Democratic Party Central Senatorial district general meeting held in Ondo city
The meeting comprised all the six local government areas in the senatorial districts.
He commended young Nigerians for securing the passage of the age reduction bill, popularly referred to as “Not-Too-Young-To-Run” bill passed into law by National Assembly, saying the reform was long overdue.
“The passage of the bill by the president is a welcome development and it is an opportunity for youths to participate in politics. It will empower and prepare the youth for policy making.
“I am a beneficiary of the bill. I am into humanitarian services in Ondo and its environs.
“Politics and humanitarian services are the same. Active young Nigerians who have primary source of income should participate in politics.
“I am delighted to involve in politics and I hope that it leads and open the doors to greater youth participation in politics and in policy-making throughout Nigeria.”
According to him,” the future of Nigeria is the future of young people and if young people are not included in the project now, then the future of Nigeria will not be a bright one.
“Nigeria politics need new idea, new innovations and new project which only youths can provide. Youths need to participate actively in politics to develop our nation. It will encourage and prepare youths for policy making.
“We should all believe in new Nigeria and work together as one to achieve it.”