Buhari to sign “Not Too Young to Run” Bill soon

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President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to sign the “Not Too Young to Run” Bill in few days.

 

The “Not Too Young to Run” Bill encourages youths to go into politics and aspire for higher political positions in the country.

 

This was stated by Buhari while addressing Nigerians as the country marks 19years uninterrupted democracy and 3rd year in office.

 

Buhari also stated that as part of his administration’s efforts to reduce unemployment among the youths, the federal government has provided jobs for 200, 000 job through the N-Power programme while about 300,000 youths have been selected for the next batch of youths that would deployed across the 36 states of the federation.

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On efforts to improve power, he said that his administration has recorded improvement in power, adding that his administration has granted waiver for the establishment of 1 new Federal Polytechnic, granted licenses for the establishment of 4 State and 14 private-owned Universities as well as 12 private Polytechnics..

 

“The country achieved 5, 222.3 MW representing the highest peak of power generated onto the national grid and delivered to customers in December, 2017. With new facilities, repairs and rehabilitations by Government and private investors, generation capability now exceeds 7,500 MW.

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“The Education Sector especially at tertiary level has continued to witness expansion in order to improve access to higher education by millions of youths in Nigeria. Over the last three years, Government has approved the establishment of 1 new Federal Polytechnic, granted licenses for the establishment of 4 State and 14 private-owned Universities as well as 12 private Polytechnics.

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“Government has also continued to support the implementation of various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of Basic Education delivery. Thus, it has ensured proper funding at the Basic Education level with the disbursement of N42.2 billion UBE Matching Grant to 26 States and the FCT, N851.5 million Special Education Grant disbursed to 23 States and private providers of Special Education and N2.2 billion Teachers Professional Development Fund to 33 States and the FCT.”


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