Nigerians from the age of thirty five years upward are now eligible to contest the position of the presidency.

This came on the heels of the resolution reached by the Senate during its plenary session on Wednesday.

The age limit for the position of a governor has equally been pegged at thirty years.

This was sequel to the agitation championed by a sizeable number of civil society groups who have been pushing for the “Not Too Young To Run Bill.”

This and other resolutions were voted in favour of, today, in respect to the ongoing amendment of the 1999 constitution of the Federal republic of Nigeria.

The Senate also voted for the amendment requiring the president to nominate ministers within 30 days.

It is also expected of the President to attach portfolios of the ministers before sending their nomination to the senate for confirmation.

In respect to the resolutions, it is now mandatory for the president to deliver a state of the nation a joint session of the national assembly.

More also, the red chamber also voted in favour of immunity for lawmakers in respect of words spoken or written at plenary sessions.

It equally voted in favour of Independent candidature for election in the country.

Also included in the resolution separation of the office of the Minister and Commissioner of Justice from the Attorney General of the Federation and states.

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