The Senate is not meant for young people – Senator Jonah Jang

73-year-old Former Plateau state governor now Senator, Jonah Jang, who was a guest on a radio programme on Jay 101.9FM on Jos yesterday February 3rd, had an ‘advice’ for young people.

'The Senate is not meant for young people' -Ex Plateau state Governor Jonah Jang lailasnews

‘The Senate is not meant for young people’ -Ex Plateau state Governor Jonah Jang lailasnews

According to Jonah Jang who was asked if he plans to retire from politics as he’s now above 70, young people who have no political pedigree and experience. According to him, young politicians will do well in House of Representatives and not in the red chamber.

“Senate is the place for elders. The house of reps (representatives) is for young people. So, senate in any country is not meant for young people.

“Don’t have any heart attack. In Hausa they call it ‘Majalisan Dattijei.’ Dattijei means elders, The assembly of elders. The elders are supposed to be in the senate.”

The immediate past governor of Plateau state was also quoted to have said “I enjoy what is happening in the house of reps.”

He added that they (the representatives) are “bubbling with youthful exuberance and when they bring things, then we look at it as elders.

“But all the same, we have some few young people in the senate who are learning very fast.

“We are not saying that it (the senate) is closed to young people altogether. There are certain people that come as stars, you can’t rule out that. We have seen Macron in France.”

However since the statement came off, the former governor has been slammed by some Nigerians on social media.



  1. The young must work under the guidance of the old for progress to be made. One of our biggest problems in this country is ignorance manifested by our largely half-educated youth.

  2. can u imagine wat d old fool is saying?……. The senate is not meant for young people…… Is dat how itz been done in other countries?…. They won’t want to Vacate d seat for younger generations cos of d money involved.

  3. So you grandpa and grandma’s has turned the chambers to sleeping arena, please go home and rest because you are on your retirement age. Let the youth take charge.

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