President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into the law, the 'Not Too Young To Run' Bill. 

The bill sought to reduce the age limit for qualification to contest political positions. 

In his Democracy Day speech, Buhari had promised Nigerian youth that he would be endorsing the bill. 

Now that the bill has been passed, the new age for eligibility for anyone to contest for President would be 35, and for governor and Senate 30. 

Also, the bill reduced the minimum age qualification for a slot at the national and state assemblies to 25.

While signing the bill into law, Buhari, who is seeking re-election, joked that youth were free to aspire to become President, but only after the 2019 presidential election. 


You may also like

Read Next

Trending Now