By: Valentine Adese,
The immediate past governor of plateau state and now senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District at the upper chambers of the National Assembly, Distinguished Senator (Dr.) Johan David Jang has reiterated that nobody in the country loves the youths of the country better than him.
According to the senator, owing to the level of love he has for the youths particularly in Plateau state, he cannot remember the numbers he has mentored or raised politically and in other filed of life.
Adding that he demonstrated this love also while serving as governor of Plateau state, when he made it a policy for the youths in the state to take over from his generation immediately his tenure ends.
Senator Jang said he was therefore surprised that people started accusing him that he does not love youths simply because he said the Senate is for matured and elderly people.
DISTINGUISHED SENATOR JANG IN PART SAID:
Look at the House of lords in London, look at the Senate in the United States of America (USA) that is the thing I am talking about. But, if you have very hot heads in the Senate and hot heads in the House of Representatives, what kind of laws would they come out with?
In Hausa they call the Senate, “Mejelisa Dantije” (Our spelling). Do you understand the meaning? Do you know the meaning of Dantijo?
You see, we enjoy the young people in House of Representatives, if there is anything controversial, we push it to them from the Senate and they shout and make their usual legislative talks. But, when it comes back to the Senate, then we calm it down. That is the thing I am talking about!
But if you have very hot heads in the Senate and in the House of Reps, what kind of laws do you think you would come out with?
So, the people who invented this idea of Senate or its equivalent anywhere believe the members should be matured and elderly people. Though there a young men there like the Dinos, Misau and others. They are learning!
Sometimes, we crack jokes with them and say look, we will send you back to the House of Reps if you talk too much. But that is fun!
Like when I was governor here, I said I was training the younger generation so that after my generation, these young people would now take over the state and we the elderly ones should go out there.
What is wrong in me saying that one? People have just started accusing me that I don’t like the youths. If there is any person who likes and love the youths in this state and in this country is Jonah David Jang!
I have really raised lot of youths and they know what they are today!