31, May 2018
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, 75, has approved a law to reduce age limits to serve in political office, making it easier for younger candidates to run in next year’s election.
The Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill says a 35-year-old can serve as president – the previous threshold was 40.
Anyone who is 25 or above can be state and federal representatives. Previously it was 30.
Youth groups had waged a strong campaign to reduce the age limit, saying it would encourage youth participation in politics.
Mr Buhari is running for a second term in elections due next year.