The house of Representatives has passed for second of a Bill for an Act to alter the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria to review the required educational qualification for election to certain political offices.
Leading the debate on the general principles of the bill, the sponsor, Mrs Adewumi Onanuga, stated that it seeks to place more value on education when considering politics.
The lawmaker explained that the Bill was not aimed at stifling the interest of Nigerians in politics.
Onanuga lists the political offices to be affected by the bill which include, the office of the state governor, state legislature, federal legislature as well as as the office of the president.
She added that the Bill will reflect the premium the ninth Assembly places on the quality of education that interests the nation’s youths and their desired political ambition.
The lawmaker observed that failure to do this would in the long run do to the nation’s polity and the Youths a great disservice.