The Nigerian Youth Parliament (NYP) is a Legislative and Developmental Training Institution, created to strengthen, reinforce and consolidate efforts in empowering Young People through meaningful Youth representation in driving Nigeria’s developmental agenda.
The Nigerian Youth Parliament was first Proclaimed in 2008 by the late President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’adua GCFR.
The Youth Parliament sits and deliberates on matters of national importance as it affects youth development. Resolutions reached are passed as votes and proceedings to the Heads of both Chambers of the National Assembly and the President through the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development for considerations.
WHAT IS THE COMPOSITION OF THE NYP?
The composition of the Youth Parliament is mirrored after the Nigerian Senate, that is, each Member shall represent a Senatorial District and one Member representing the Federal Capital Territory.
It allows the 109 Honorable Members of the Youth Parliament to represent the Nigerian Youth.
Each Assembly of The Nigerian Youth Parliament runs for a period of Two Years and plenary sittings hold at least once every quarter in a parliamentary year.
HOW CAN I BECOME A MEMBER (REPRESENTATIVE) OF THE NYP?
Membership of the NYP is free. Nominations are sent by the state Governors through their ministries in charge of Youth Development. These nominations follow calls from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
After the nominations, a screening is conducted by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development after which the inauguration is done.
NB: 1. The above processes are done with technical assistance from the National Assembly.
2. It is advisable that aspiring parliamentarian liaise with their ministries of youth and having a good referee is also recommended.
Please note that Nominations are currently ongoing for the 5th Assembly of the Nigerian Youth Parliament.