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2019 Elections: Youths should be made Ministers of State – Dogara

2019 Elections: Youths should be made Ministers of State – Dogara

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has urged Nigerian youths to make good use of the NotTooYoungToRun Act to provide good leadership for the country.

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The lawmaker made the call in Abuja on Thursday June 28 at an event to celebrate the signing of the bill into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dogara said while addressing the gathering which had in attendance former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, among other dignitaries: “This commonsense revolution that we have brought into being, the truth is that although we have removed the legal barrier, but there are other barriers that still remain to be conquered in terms of bringing the youths into position of leadership.

“it’s like we’ve pushed down the most difficult of the mountain. But, we still have other mountains to pull down, mountains of economic barrier, mountain of institutional barrier, mountain of capacity, in terms of the youths who will occupy offices.

“The truth must be told, it’s not just the youths must be in position of leadership, but, we are talking about impacting the leadership with the youth. What do they have to offer in terms of deepening our democracy, in terms of advancing our freedom, in terms of develpment which seems to be one of the biggest challenges we have been grappling with?”

He said world over, the story of democracy has been a struggle between the included and excluded. He said majority of the people of Nigerians have been excluded in the process of governance.

2019 Elections: Youths should be made Ministers of State – Dogara

2019 Elections: Youths should be made Ministers of State – Dogara

2019 Elections: Youths should be made Ministers of State – Dogara

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