Gbaja: Why NASS needs to increase educational qualification for Presidential candidates

1/17/2022 10:52:00 PM

Gbajabiamila, has stressed the need for the National Assembly (NASS) to look into section 131 (d) of the 1999 constitution

Ahead of the 2023 General elections, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has stressed the need for the National Assembly (NASS) to look into section 131 (d) of the 1999 constitution with a view to increasing…

Gbajabiamila, has stressed the need for the National Assembly (NASS) to look into section 131 (d) of the 1999 constitution

The Speaker, who was a guest lecturer on Monday at the 52nd Convocation Lecture of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), said there is also need to increase the minimum educational qualification for other top offices including the National Assembly as against the current minimum requirement of a Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.

Electoral Act: Buhari has not been fair to Nigeria – Ene ObiHe said, “As we have reduced the age for eligibility to contest those offices, so also, we should increase the minimum educational requirement. We cannot be talking about raising the standard of education and requiring the barest minimum for people vying for political offices,” he said.

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with a view to increasing the minimum educational qualification for persons aspiring to be future Presidents of Nigeria.Published 16 January 2022 Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has called on the National Assembly and the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.10 mins ago LEADERSHIP gathered that there is concern that the same game may be playing out with the full support of some elements within the government who do not want the 2021 electoral act amendment bill to see the light of the day.the inclusion of direct primary in the electoral act which is before President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Speaker, who was a guest lecturer on Monday at the 52nd Convocation Lecture of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), said there is also need to increase the minimum educational qualification for other top offices including the National Assembly as against the current minimum requirement of a Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. Electoral Act: Buhari has not been fair to Nigeria – Ene Obi He said, “As we have reduced the age for eligibility to contest those offices, so also, we should increase the minimum educational requirement. Jega made this known at the Citizens Town Hall Meeting organised by Yiaga Africa, on Sunday. We cannot be talking about raising the standard of education and requiring the barest minimum for people vying for political offices,” he said. “Governors are not opposing the electoral act. “This provision is a product of a different time and reflect the reality of that time. He lamented that the commission has a short period to put a lot of its mechanisms together for the conduct of the elections. It is time to take another look at the provision. According to him, “for any person to think of returning direct primaries as a way of nominating a candidate in a country that has over 200 million people is a big mistake! “It is just a return of electoral process to the stone age of the 15th BC.

Let us lift our gaze from considerations of small things to focus on the pursuit and achievement of grand ambitions that lift us all and save the future. INEC made 36 recommendations in the new electoral bill. Why not leave that clause open? There are so many important things in the bill. Let us raise a generation in whose hearts the light of understanding is lit and cannot be put out,” According to Gbajabiamila, this will be another step in reforming the nation’s electoral system and providing strong leadership for the country. While he recalled that prior to the 2019 elections, the constitution was successfully amended to effect the ‘Not too young to Run’ request and ensure the eligibility of young people to aspire to high offices; he expressed that towards the 2023 elections, a Direct Primary election method will increase greater participation in the leadership recruitment process. “Since 2010 we have not had substantive improvements until now. Delivering the lecture titled, ‘Building Back Better: Creating a New Framework for Tertiary Education in Nigeria in the 21st Century’, the Speaker submitted that a good education produces citizens invested in the progress and wellbeing of their society and who have the wherewithal to take positive action to make those societies better. I have seen frankness in the president. “The well educated citizen in this paradigm understands his society, think logically about its problems without being overwhelmed by half-truths, prejudices and propaganda and is therefore, able to make informed and valid contributions to the administration and progress of that society,” “When we think about education policy, when we consider laws and implement directives relating to education in our country, particularly tertiary education, our highest objectives must be to deliver an education system capable of producing thus archetype of an individual.” Jega also noted that members of the National Assembly “perceive or know for a fact that governors manipulate indirect primaries,” and are looking for a way to liberate the primaries. For instance, in Akwa Ibom that has up to 368 wards, you have to conduct elections in all the wards, you are just killing the process and the person who genuinely wants to contest but does not have money.

” Commenting on the issue of how tertiary education in Nigeria is being financed; he emphasised that building the kind of institutions needed and desired requires significant investments. He further pointed out that the current approach is neither adequate nor sustainable as it heavily depends on subventions from the Federal and state governments. But the spokesman of the Senate, Ajibola Basiru, said the inclusion of the direct primary was to give the power of choice to the people. “Nigeria must therefore agree to use the instruments of policy and legislation to advance a new framework for funding tertiary education in Nigeria; noting that the new system should ideally provide funding for all students who qualify so that that burden of school fees and living expenses can be deferred and paid over a period.” He added that it must also ensure that the institutions themselves get paid for their services so that resources are available to operate effectively. Dear Reader, Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. We will repackage the bill, address the issue of the errors – which was an administrative issue – and send it back to the president,” Basiru said. “For me, it is almost nonsensical for the National Assembly to come up with such a proposal in the 21st century.

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