(CNN)More than 60 percent of Nigeria's population of 190 million people is aged below 25.
Yet the current make up of Nigeria's parliament does not reflect this.
The country has been led by older men, some of who have been in power consecutively for decades.
Nigeria's 75-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari, elected in 2015, first had a taste of power through a military coup in 1984.
This has inspired calls for younger leaders "rooted in the idea that Nigeria has been under the leadership of the same set of people since independence and it is they who have presided over the ongoing decline [of the country]," Rotimi Fawole, a Nigerian lawyer and social commentator told CNN