Nigeria's Buhari Signs Law Reducing Age Limit to Run for Office

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved a law reducing the minimum age for people seeking to run for public office to 35 from 40.

The minimum age for positions in the state house of assembly and the house of representatives was also reduced, by 5 years to 25, the presidency said in an emailed statement. Buhari didn’t approve a provision reducing the age requirements for governors and senators.