Sen. Dansadau: Its time for Nigerian youths to takeover


Sen. Saidu Dansadau, the Chairman, National Rescue Movement (NRM) says it is time for Nigerian youths to rule “to address the social and economic problems bedevilling the country.”

He said on Monday in Maiduguri that NRM was founded primarily to encourage youth participation in politics, saying: “we have to look into the younger generation; we want to bring forth Nigerian youths so that we mentor them and let them go through some tutelage under us.

“We want youths to take charge of the governance of this country so that they can realise their potential and change the cause of events in this country, there is hope in Nigerian youths.”

Dansadau said that the party had adopted sound modalities to provide enabling platform to encourage youths to vie for elective positions to enable them to contribute to the development of the country.

He explained that the party would initiate constitutional amendments to demystify the local government administration and to enhance its operations.

He added that “NRM will put in place effective mechanism to encourage retired permanent secretaries, professors and accomplished personalities to vie for state house of assemblies and local councils’ elections.

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“The party will also change leadership recruitment through objective processes and accord concessionary candidature to women to contest gubernatorial elections.”

The NRM chairman, therefore, urged youths to shun thuggery, money politics and reject fraudulent politicians.

He said youths should work toward enduring democratic governance in the country.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had in June signed the Not-Too-Young-To-Run bill into law.

The law altered sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) to reduce the age qualification for the office of the President from 40 years to 30 years; Governor 35 to 30, Senate 35 to 30, House of Representatives 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly from 30 to 25 years.

Founded in 2016, the bill has “Promote Increased Youth Participation in the Political Process” as its motto.


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