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Lagos Catholic Archbishop commends Not-too-young-to-run law

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Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has praised the Federal Government for signing into law the Not-too-young-to-run bill.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Archbishop disclosed this, yesterday, at a news conference in Lagos to mark his 59th birthday.

He said it was a step in the right direction, although it would require more than a law to make it effective.

He said: “We have seen a massive drift of young men and women leaving the country through dangerous and most suicidal routes and many have perished. Many are still under slavery in countries where they have been marooned.

We thank the government and NGOs that have helped to repatriate some of them; however, it is not enough to bring them back.

“Necessary steps should be taken to give them a new lease of life by providing an environment that will enhance their welfare and make them productive.”

The cleric, who also commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on the fight against corruption, stressing, however, that the fight should not be selective.

He urged Nigerians to register and get their Permanent Voter Cards, saying that it is the tool needed to choose those that will serve the country selflessly.


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