Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was interviewed today on Channel TV political and current affairs program, Politics Today. It was all about amendment of the constitution which is currently going on at the National Assembly.
The Senator who represents Delta State in the Senate said that Nigerian youths have the option to be at the Lekki Toll Gate or be part of decision making at the Federal Executive Council. The Senator said that he sponsored a bill to ensure that 30 percent of Nigerian youths make up the Federal Executive Council and 40 percent for State Executive Councils. According to Omo-Agege the bill is meant to ensure that youths between the ages of 25 and 30 are part of the decision making process of the country. He went further to state that the youths own the country and that the Senate wants them to be part of the decision making process. The Deputy Senate President said that it is better that way than to have the youths protesting at Lekki Toll Gate. He said that the Minister of Digital Communication in Rwanda is just 19 years old and that is well talented and excelling. The APC Senator said that in a couple of years they will be out of the way adding that is necessary to begin early to expose the youths to issues of governance. Senator Omo-Agege said that his duty is to ensure that the bill is read before the lawmakers sometime in July but that the youths must mount pressure on their representatives both at state and federal level to ensure that it is passed.
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