From:Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A group, Concerned Northern Forum (CNF) has appealed to Nigerian politicians who are over 60 years of age not to contest in the forth coming 2023 presidential election.
The spokesperson of the forum, Comrade Abdulsalam Mohammed, made the appeal in a statement issued to journalists in Kaduna, yesterday.
He lamented that the Nigerian civil service rules which does not retain any individual above 60 years of age no matter his or her experience, should be applied to politicians to enable people of younger and fresher ideas contribute their own quota to the development of the nation.
“Most renowned civil servants with outstanding history of accountability, transparency and fairness in service are later engaged by the Federal, State or Local government either as consultants, advisors or committee members to help formulate and restructure policies that will bring about efficiency, and effectiveness in service delivery.”
Mohammed noted that in developed nations, experienced people above 60 years were mostly engaged in charitable activities, free consultancy services, and all forms of selfless services to their nation and populace.