A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Brain Builders International (BBI), on Tuesday, 16th May, 2017, led citizens and other Civil Societies in the State on a peaceful road walk to the Kwara State House of Assembly complex, to gather support from the legislators on the #NotTooYoungToRun Bill.
At the Assembly complex, they were received by the House leader, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke and other members of the House.
The National Coordinator of BBI, Mr. Olasupo Abideen, gave the reason for their visit, explaining that there had been peaceful agitations for the involvement of youths in the political system of the country.
He added that similar peaceful walks have been held in other states of the federation to canvass support for the Not Too Young To Run Bill.
Olasupo opined that young people have made significant contributions to the growth and development of Nigeria and, as such, should be given more opportunities to participate in decision-making and governance in the country.
Responding, the House leader, Hassan Oyeleke representing the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad assured ofthe House’s support for the bill and said that the House would treat the proposal as soon as it is presented to it.
Also speaking, a member of the House, Hon. Moshood Bakare pledged his support for the Bill and promised to lobby other legislators to give life to this Bill.
He said he is someone who believes in the capacity and brilliance of youths as he himself held brilliant capacities where he performed wonderfully well at a very young age. “If youths are doing wonderfully well outside this nation, why should we then restrict the brilliant minds we have in our own country?” he said.