Opera News

Opera News App

Senate pushes removal of age limit for job seekers

OJblogg
By OJblogg | self meida writer
Published 7 months ago - 0 views

This is a good news to Nigerian youths, not just Nigerian youths but unemployed citizens as the Upper legislative chamber pushes for the removal of age limit for those seeking for job. This comes as the Nigerian senate has reportedly appealed to President Buhari to order the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up a Committee that would review the age limit for the citizens seeking for employment. 

 

This is to ensure that those who are competent but are restrained due to their age limit, are employed into the ministries and other government agency.

 

According to senator Gobir who sponsored the bill, stressed that age barriers has obviously marginalized skillful and competent applicants from participating in any employment exercise, and that has led to so many people indulging in falsifying their age in order to fall within the accepted age before they could be gainfully employed.

He said; 

 "Age barriers inadvertently excludes and marginalizes skillful and competent prospective applicants from participating in such exercises”."Due to the high unemployment rate in the country, many graduates spend up to 10 years seeking employment and this puts them in a disadvantaged position by no fault of their own.“Many individuals resort to falsifying their age all in a bid to fall within the required age limit for them to be gainfully employed.“This development, where a person believes he is unemployable, can lead them to embracing criminal activities and further increase the growing crime rate and insecurity in the country.”

 

Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah also recalled how the federal government placed an embargo on employment over 13 years ago. According to him, this must be taken into consideration by the labor ministry. 

 

Reacting to the bill brought before the upper house of the National Assembly, the Senate President , Ahmad Lawan lamented the discrimination against those seeking for jobs as a result of the barrier placed by the prescribed age limit. Senator Lawan disclosed further that in where there are no jobs, someone could graduate 10 years ago and still not gotten one. He finally described the motion as a very good move.


What's your opinion about this move? make sure you leave comment behind, share and follow us for more updates.

Content created and supplied by: OJblogg (via Opera News )

Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform

YOU MAY LIKE

Sad: A Nigerian Governor's aide attempted suicide.

6 minutes ago

0 🔥

Sad: A Nigerian Governor's aide attempted suicide.

How To Turn Your Liabilities To Assets.

7 minutes ago

0 🔥

How To Turn Your Liabilities To Assets.

Opinion: The Federal Government Should Take Extra Measures To Curb Lecturers' Excesses

9 minutes ago

1 🔥

Opinion: The Federal Government Should Take Extra Measures To Curb Lecturers' Excesses

FAAC discloses the top states that has received the highest allocation in the last 12 months

10 minutes ago

32 🔥

FAAC discloses the top states that has received the highest allocation in the last 12 months

Weirdest Festival? See The Festival Where People Pay Money To Play With Mud (Photos)

13 minutes ago

5 🔥

Weirdest Festival? See The Festival Where People Pay Money To Play With Mud (Photos)

Tinubu Fraud Cases Linger In Court Amidst 2023 Presidential Ambition

14 minutes ago

25 🔥

Tinubu Fraud Cases Linger In Court Amidst 2023 Presidential Ambition

Ex BB Naija Star, Nengi Hampson Stuns In Latest As Calls Herself "Akwaugo" (Photos)

40 minutes ago

37 🔥

Ex BB Naija Star, Nengi Hampson Stuns In Latest As Calls Herself

After Their Divorce, See How Much This Man Was Asked To Pay His Ex-wife For Housework

53 minutes ago

14 🔥

After Their Divorce, See How Much This Man Was Asked To Pay His Ex-wife For Housework

Checkout how Bobrisky reacted after another lady tattooed her name on her body

1 hours ago

21 🔥

Checkout how Bobrisky reacted after another lady tattooed her name on her body

Are You Planning A Pre-wedding Photo Session Soon? Get Inspired By These Lovely Pictures

1 hours ago

12 🔥

Are You Planning A Pre-wedding Photo Session Soon? Get Inspired By These Lovely Pictures

COMMENTS