The Parliament Diary


Senator Omo-Agege says ”the youth will not have time to participate in protest if the law is put in place”.

The Senate is working currently on a bill to set aside 30 per cent of seats at the National Assembly and 40 per cent of seats at states’ houses of assembly for young people.

The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, made the disclosure in Lokoja at a symposium to mark the 46th birthday of Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The theme of the symposium was: “Insecurity in Nigeria and the Role of Youths.”

“If youths are given such an opportunity, they will not have the time to participate in protests when they will be seated at executive council meetings,” Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who is also the chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitution Amendment, said.

He said once the law was put in place,” youth in the country would become more engaged and focus less on crimes and criminal activities”.

Extolling Governor Bello, Senator Omo-Agege said the governor had been regarded as a role model for youth, noting that the country would like to create more young people like the governor to occupy top positions in governance.


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