In News by stephen abiodun on the 15th, July, 2020

Job employment: Senate requires evaluate of age limits

Job employment: Senate calls for review of age limits

The Senate on Wednesday in an adopted movement requested the Federal authorities to direct the establishing of committee to evaluate age limits into the general public service in Nigeria.

This adopted a movement sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gobir, who expressed concern that teeming Nigerian youths have been denied public service appointments because of age barrier.

Senator Ibrahim Gobir representing Sokoto East Senatorial District had defined that the Federal Authorities has positioned embargo on employment within the final 13 years, saying that any individual who graduated at the moment could have reached the age bar of employment by the point the embargo can be lifted, including that there was want for an upward evaluate of Nigeria’s employment age.

Contributing to the movement, Senator Bala Ibn’Nallah agreed with the place of the movement, saying that Nigerian candidates shouldn’t be made to undergo for presidency’s embargo coverage on employment.

He mentioned: “I believe Senator Ibrahim Gobir’s movement is apt and well timed. The one foundation which I would like the Senate to proceed is to take judicial discover of the truth that the Federal Authorities positioned embargo on employment for over 13 years now.

“That interval that there was embargo on employment by the Federal Authorities itself needs to be used to contemplate the evaluate of age restrict.

“I believe the age restrict needs to be raised, for example, if the age restrict is 23 years, it shouldn’t be added with the 13 or 14 years of embargo on employment.

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In his ruling, Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan urged the Federal authorities to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productiveness to arrange a evaluate committee.

“That the Senate do ask the Federal authorities to direct the Ministry of Labour and Productiveness to arrange a committee to evaluate the age restrict on employment in an effort to kind out the age barrier to permit teeming youth to be employed into authorities companies. “

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