Civil Society Group, Project One Productions has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the ‘Not Too Young to Run Bill’, which was passed last year by the National Assembly.
In a statement on Friday, the Coordinator of the group, Bisayo Akinnadeju said the signing of the bill will address the age discrimination in contesting for elective offices.
She added that the act will also give young Nigerians the opportunity to bring their wealth of knowledge to bear in governance.
According to her, the signing of the bill by President Buhari is a proof that the country’s democracy is advancing.
“In a rapidly changing world where more than 50 percent of the population is under 30, but less than 2 percent of elected legislators are, this milestone will ensure active participation of young people in electoral politics”, the coordinator said.
Mrs Akinnadeju charged the youths to be more politically active by contesting for elective positions.
She, therefore, urged political parties to give the much needed support to youths interested in contesting for political positions.