President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday signed into law the ‘not too young to run’ Bill, a landmark piece of legislation that was conceived, championed and accomplished by young Nigerians.
The Bill, which was signed inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja has now become an Act of Parliament. It is a historic day for Nigeria.
The National Assembly passed the bill last year, seeking to reduce the age qualification for elective office seekers across the country.
President Buhari, while addressing a gathering of youths who witnessed the signing said;
“Your focus and contributions have now successfully increased the quality and maturity of Nigerian democracy and expanded the playing field for youth participation in politics. You the young people of Nigeria, are now set to leave your mark on the political space, just as you have done over the decades in entrepreneurship, sports, art, media entertainment, technology, and several other fields.”