The rate of unemployment in the country has been on the rise and gets worsened day after after. In view of this, the Senate on Wednesday in the house of assembly has asked the age limits for those looking for jobs be reviewed and improvements be made so as to reduce the numbers of unemployed graduates i the country. This was done as the GCFR of the country Nigeria, President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was asked to direct and guide the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to give opportunities to competent applicants by setring up a committee to review the age limits for job seekers in the country.
The motion was moved by Senator Ibrahim Gobir who cited Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate Standing Rules. There he explained that skillful and competent applicants are treated unworthily and are marginalized as a result of age barriers set up by both public and private bodies. The motion was followed by strong consideration from other senators.
In search for survival, this has resulted in may unemployed or job seekers falsifying their age to get employed by all means. In addition, the development has led many Nigerians looking for illegal ways to thrive. The criminal activities thereby increasing rapidly in the country.
In support of the motion moved, Senator Bala Na’Allah calls to rememberance the attention of the upper chamber to the embargo placed on employment 13 years ago by the Federal Government’s. He contributed by saying that a review must be made to accommodate skillful and competent applicants. he further said age limits can now be raised in addition to the stated age.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, contributed by condemning the discrimination against job seekers due to the request by employers to employee to be within certain age limits.
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