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US, British envoys task young lawmakers on inclusive government

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U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington

United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington has urged elected lawmakers at the state and national levels to be instruments of change by promoting justice for all and inclusive government.

While making his speech on the second day of the legislators conference organised by YIAGA Africa and the Not Too Young To Run Movement, Symington noted that every democracy derives strength from its citizens and this can only be maximized when there is synergy between them.

British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing, in a good will message said that the young legislators now hold a special place in Nigeria’s history, adding that they need to decide if they are contented just being the first young group of representatives, or the first wave of change that brought a new dimension to Nigerian politics.

YIAGA Africa Board Member, Ezenwa Nwagwu said, the conference will provide fresh lawmakers with skills that would help them to do the work better and differently and to make a difference in parliament. He maintained that the group would follow up on the young parliamentarians and keep tabs on them to build values of good governance.


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