Vice president of the federal republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday challenged youths in the country to brace up for the political leadership of the country in the years ahead.

Osinbajo gave the charge when he received a delegation of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement which visited him in Abuja.

He said that youths needed to be ready for political offices they intended to occupy, pointing out that leadership positions were not automatic.

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“It is true that young people are participating in every sphere of the economy and they are doing well, but they ended up there through one process of training or the other.

“Just like you have to train before you can become a pilot, so it is for politics.

“I think that whatever age a person chooses to run should not matter; what should matter is the preparedness of the person because elective positions require some skills.

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“Most times people train to acquire other skills but not politics; that’s the way of democracy,’’

Osinbajo said that there was the need for youths to move up the ladder of leadership to prepare themselves for politics.


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