Not Too Young To Run: Nigerian Youths Commend Buhari For Signing Bill Into Law
Nigerians, mostly youths have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the “Not too young to run” bill.
Some of them took to their social media platforms to celebrate the law.
Buhari signed the “Not too young to run” bill into law on Thursday, promising that his Administration will continue to do everything in its power to make Nigeria work for youths.
The President signed the bill at the State House Abuja before a select group of youths as he described the bill as a landmark piece of legislation that was conceived, championed and accomplished by young Nigerians.
By virtue of the new law eligible age for aspirants for members of the State Houses of Assembly will be reduced from thirty to twenty-five years;
In the same vein, the age of eligibility for aspirants for members of the Federal House of Representatives has been reduced from thirty to twenty-five years.
Meanwhile, the eligible age for aspirants for Office of the President has been lowered from forty to thirty-five years.
The President, however, noted that the age limits for Senators and Governors were not reduced, as originally proposed by the sponsors of the Bill.