President Buhari Signs Bill into Law
The President signed the #NotTooYoungToRun bill into law today at the State House in Abuja.
Based on the law:
- Eligible age for aspirants for members of the State Houses of Assembly will be reduced from 30 to 25 years;
- Eligible age for aspirants for members of the Federal House of Representatives will be reduced from 30 to 25 years; and
- Eligible age for aspirants for Office of the President, will be lowered from 40 to 35 years.
Full President’s remarks on the signing of the bill can be sourced here
VP Osinbajo Attends the 2018 Nigerian Navy International Maritime Conference
The Vice President graced the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Navy International Maritime Conference at the Naval Dockyard in Lagos
Speaking at the event, he mentioned the importance of the Gulf of Guinea as a major trade and transportation route between countries in West Africa and the USA and other European markets, highlighting the location as “the most strategic maritime geographies in the world.”
He also spoke on the challenges of security at this strategic location and the initiatives and collaborations in place to secure this route form sea-farers, kidnappers and pirates.
While noting that such initiatives are commendable, he added, “but the destination of our journey to safety and stability in the Gulf is still a while away, which is why this conference is important. It is an opportunity to reopen the issues, to speak frankly on the governance issues in our States that conduce to some of the challenges we are experiencing; to explore the prospects of closer collaboration with friendly powers around the world, and to leave here with some concrete takeaways that would address the grave issues that confront us in the Gulf of Guinea.”
Full speech can be sourced here
VP Osinbajo Speaks with Journalists at FT Nigeria Summit
The Vice President was in Lagos today for an interview with Financial Times Nigeria Summit.
He spoke on the efforts of the current administration on enabling the business environment and enhancing growth through massive investments in infrastructure, power, security, human capital and development
In his words, “we are creating the right environment for manufacturing and business generally, we focus on doing the right thing”