Youths React To the Signing Of Not To Young To Run Bill, Express Concerns Over Some Aspects Of The Bill
While some youths across Nigeria have expressed joy and optimism at President Muhammadu Buhari’s signing of the “Not Too Young To Run Bill”, they have also used the opportunity to expressed divergent views on the significance that the bill holds.
In a series of tweets, some youths expressed concern that the age limits of the Nigerian senate as well as the State Governors was not reduced.
Still commenting on the bill content, a tweet described the signing of the bill as a”… positive step towards development in Nigeria. I sincerely hope the youth will use this opportunity to move the country forward with fresh ideas and not be influenced by the older generation or personal interests”
Some tweets noted that the signing of the bill shows that everything is possible in Nigeria as long as Nigerians put their heads together.
See some tweets below:
So @bukolasaraki and @YakubDogara the so called co champions of #NotTooYoungToRun reduced the age limit for @NGRPresident in 'Not Too Young To Run' Bill but Refused to alter age for @NGRSenate @HouseNGR and @MBuhari is meant to be the one against young people? Una go well soon.
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) May 31, 2018
President Buhari signed the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill, reducing the minimum age to run for President from 40 to 35 years, State & Federal representatives from 30 to 25.
*Senator & governorship age limit remain untouched – 35 years of age.*
*We know our enemies now* pic.twitter.com/w4HhQTqlXW
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) June 1, 2018
The real achievement of the #NotTooYoungToRun Act is not the lowering of age limits or even the chances of increased participation. Those may not make much difference in the short term. It is that change is possible in Nigeria when the youth come together & demand it. That’s BIG!
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) June 1, 2018
Signing the #NotTooYoungToRun bill is a positive step towards development in Nigeria. I sincerely hope the youth will use this opportunity to move the country forward with fresh ideas and not be influenced by the older generation or personal interests
— Mystique (@Maryam_Aadam) May 31, 2018
I understand that @MBuhari and his APC minions are celebrating like its a major achievement by them.
— #History™ (@iamhistory_) May 31, 2018
It is done! The #NotTooYoungToRun Bill has just been signed into law by @MBuhari! Congratulations to young people across the country, and across the continent! There's nothing we can't achieve when we put in the work and use our numbers! History's been made! #NewNarratives2019 pic.twitter.com/y3HHvYSxkm
— Chioma Agwuegbo (@ChiomaChuka) May 31, 2018
What’s your take on the signing of the bill?