Today, 15/7/2020 on Wednesday, the senate has urged the Federal Government to direct a committee to review the age limit of Nigerians seeking for jobs in the Federal employment agencies.Some Federal government employment agencies, will tell you, that you must not be more than 25 year old to apply for the job, while someone will graduate for up to 10 years without employment.
This motion was raised by Senator Ibrahim Gobir (APC-Sokoto) at the plenary, he said that, a review need to be done, about age barrier for job seekers during recruitment and Federal Government job employment. Senator Ibrahim Gobir said that, the age barrier has prevented many qualify Nigerians, from securing employment in the federal agencies, which is one of the cause of high rate of unemployment in the country.
For example, someone graduated at 25, and finish his NYSC at 26, if he was unlucky to secure a job immediately and now wait for 5 to 10 years, he will be over age to secure employment in the country.He said that is why, a review is supposed to be made, that the best people are employed, because that adds insecurity in the country.
Senator, Ibrahim Gobir was supported by Senator Bala Na`Allah (APC-Kebbi), he said that, there is need for review to be made about the policies on age limitation.For example, if the Federal employment age limit is 23, then 13 or 14 years will be added to it, said Senator Bala Na`Allah in his remark.President of the senate, Ahmad Lawan said, that he agree with him completely; It is not the fault of the people being discriminated.
The president of the senate, Ahmad lawan decried the discrimination,about age limits to job seekers, as a barrier for them being employed.
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