Oyo state students under the unbrella of Federation of Oyo State Students Union (FOSSU National Council) are stging a rally to campaign to sensitize youths on the need to take advantage of rhe recently signed law which reduced the age limit for running for public offices in the country.
The law reduced age limit for presidency from 40 years to 35 years; for state governor from 35 years to 30 years; for senate from 35 years to 30 years; for the House of Representatives from 30 years to 25 years; and for state House of Assembly from 30 years to 25 years .
Speaking with journalists at a press briefing on Tuesday in Ibadan, the National President, Comrade Azeez Sharafudeen Akano popularly called Pa-Biafra said passage of the bill to law is a welcome development but noted that there had not been much sensitization on its benefits to youths.
He said: “I support the adoption and full practices of the law and that is why we have been expressing our support to the law since it was enacted by the National Assembly. Firstly, we organized our independence lecture on the topic to sensitize our members and the general public on reasons to engage youths in political positions
“It is our belief that the development will entrust youths with political position in the country because youths are no longer leaders of tomorrow but now.
“And that is our drive again to put the sensitization walk and campaign as part of our activities to celebrate this year’s FOSSU NATIONAL week”.
Activities lined up for the programme which kicks off Thursday, December 7, 2017, include visitation to orphanage homes, jumaat service, visit to prisons, sensitization walks, free medical tests, environmental sanitations in Ibadan, the state capital and a host of others.
The grand finale of the week is a public lecture tagged: ‘Once upon a time as a students leader in the state’ fixed for December 14, 2017.