President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured young parliamentarians of inclusion in the affairs of the legislature.
A statement in Abuja by his Special Assistant on Print Media Ezrel Tabiowo, said the president of the senate gave the assurance while inaugurating principal officers of the Young Parliamentarians Forum YPF.
Lawan, who presided over the election of the principal officers, said the inauguration of the YPF was aimed at securing inclusion and participation of youths in the process of deepening Nigeria’s democracy.
He stated that the determination of the legislature to return Nigeria’s budget cycle to January-December timeline with the passage of the 2020 budget in record time was also part of plans by the National Assembly to build new momentum for good governance.
The president of the senate noted that the forum, a body carved out of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, affirmed the importance of the young.
According to him, having an understanding of the youth is eventually made easier when a good number of them are in parliament.