The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for agreeing to deepen democracy by signing the `Not-Too-Young-To-Run’ Bill.
NANS said that President Buhari has demonstrated that he is a listening President and father who has the betterment of the youths at heart.
“Nigerian students will continue to support Mr. President’s programmes meant to better the lot of Nigerians,’’ NANS’ National President, Mr. Kadiri Aruna, said on Tuesday in Enugu.
He said that the assertion of Mr. President was a welcome development.
Buhari had in his Democracy Day Speech on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that he would be joined by “few promising youths to sign the `Not-Too-Young-To-Run’ Bill soon.’’
Kadiri noted that NANS and other pro-young people’s group had long waited for Mr. President’s positive stance on the bill.
“This bill will deepen democracy and give all especially youths that constitute the bulk of population of the country a sense of belonging.
“It will also make the political space more inclusive and dynamic as more young people will bring in their innovations,’’ he said.
The students’ leader, however, urged political parties in the country to implement the provisions of the bill when signed into law to create a space for young people to contribute to nation’s growth and progress.