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Nigerian Senate seeks to abolish age limits for job seekers

The Senate asked the President on Wednesday Commander-in-chief Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Federal Labor and Productivity Ministry to establish a committee to review work age limits country seekers to allow the competent applicants to be named. The resolution followed a motion on its consideration by senator Ibrahim Gobir.

Gobir cited Orders 42 and 52 of the Rules of the Senate and noted that the requirement of ministries and agencies and other private bodies to set barriers to age 'inadvertently excludes and marginalizes skilled and competent prospective applicants from such exercises.' "He said," Some people have recourse to falsifying their age in an effort to fall under the age limit needed for them to be employed profitably.

"This growth, where a individual believes that he is unemployed, will lead them to engage in illegal activity and further increase the country's growing crime rate and insecurity. "In his speech, Senator Bala Na 'Allah drew the Upper Chamber's attention to the jobs embargo of the Federal Government over 13 years ago. The embargo duration must be factored into the Ministry of Labor and Productivity 's examination of age limits for prospective job seekers in the country, he said. "I think this should be taken into account in the study, and thus the age limit will now be increased in addition to the age set. That should be the proper decision for review

As a result of the barrier raised by the defined age limit, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, condemned discrimination against job seekers. He said, "It is not their fault that discriminates against men. They 're just asking you the cap of 30 years; meanwhile, someone graduated ten years ago.

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