Senate, Rep. Should Politically Empower Youths and Women – Ogundoyin
The Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin has called on the Nigerian Senate and the House of Representative to make conscious efforts towards politically empowering Nigerian youths and women.
Speaking in Abuja, at the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit tagged, “Nigeria 2050: Shifting Gears”, Ogundoyin noted that the Nigerian government needs to create more political opportunities for youths if the current ageing leaders really care about the future of the country which they will leave behind.
While speaking with newsmen, he said the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Act which lowers the age qualification for contesting elections into public offices are laudable, however, this may not be enough in getting youths involved in politics.
He said Oyo and Kwara State governors are obviously championing the operation to get the youths and women involve presently with the number of young persons and women appointed in their cabinets.
Speaking as a panelist on Leadership in 2050, insights with Nigeria’s Emerging Leaders, Ogundoyin said reduction of out-of-school children and improving children education is one of the primary goal of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, led administration in Oyo State.
According to him, if the number of out-of-school children reduced to five percent within 10 years, then 2050 can look safe for Nigeria as a country.