Monday, February 19, 2018

Nigerian Youths Can't Run A Political Office Due To Their Poor Quality Education- Kaduna Lecturer

A Political Science lecturer with Kaduna State University (KASU),  Mallam Aliyu Yero, says Nigerian youths are not yet ready to take up the mantle of leadership of the country.

Yero made the assertion in an interview with the News men on Monday in Kaduna while reacting to the Not too young to run Bill passed by the National Assembly.

According to him, Nigerian youths lack the required skills to run a political office effectively due to their poor quality education.

“There is no doubt that the future of Nigeria is in the hands of the youth, but young people of today are not like that of yesterday, the literacy rate is low compared to other developed nations.

“In as much as there is a need for new ideas as the world is gradually turning to a global village, the youth must have qualitative education first before running for political office”.

The lecturer added that young people aspiring to run for any political office must first seek guidance and mentorship from experienced hands vast in Nigerian history and politics for effective leadership.

He called on government to restructure the education system for the youth to have access to qualitative education that would make them better citizens.

“Education plays a vital role in the development of any nation; therefore, government should give priority to qualitative education that will be accessible and affordable.

“It is the only tool that will reshape and reorient the youths towards developing their nation,’’ he said.

The news men reports,  the Not too young to run bill passed by the National Assembly in July 2017, cut down the age requirement for president from 40 to 30 years; Governors from 35 to 30 and Senate from 35 to 30 years.


  1. But most of them are more educated than him

  2. I see where he is coming from but he is generalizing. Many of us have attended better schools than people like himself. We will however admit that while there may be a large number of half-baked graduates out there(who think they know it all), there are also many who are sound and articulate. He should stop generalizing and advocate for 'sound' young people to take over. There is a wife beater who call himself an activist and is always posting philanthropic deeds on Facebook, he cannot spell to save his life but thinks he can do a better job than his state governor(smh). You don't need all the education in the world to lead but you need to constantly read and update yourself to lead in an ever-changing world. -Newyorker

  3. Youths of today are intelligent leave that thing