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Senate Deputy President sponsors bill to include youths in federal and state executive councils

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Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

FRI 04 JUNE, 2021-theGBJournal- Why Omo-Agege is sponsoring a bill that will set aside 30 and 40 percent of positions in federal and  state executive councils respectively to persons aged between 25 and 30 years.

According to the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, “the reason we are doing that is we have this belief that arising from the #EndSARS protest, I have taken the position that I would rather have these youths sit down in the Federal Executive Council and the State Executive Councils in various states than having them go protest at the Lekki toll gate.

“I do not see why we should keep these youths away from government, and these are people that constitute about 70 percent of our population today.

Omo-Agege added, “they own this country. It is my belief that they are better off participating in decision making on matters affecting the well-being of the country. It is their country.”

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