In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, July, 2020

Senate Seeks Elimination Of Age Restrict For Job Seekers

Senate Seeks Removal Of Age Limit For Job Seekers

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Senate Seeks Elimination Of Age Restrict For Job Seekers

The Nigerian senate has urged President Buhari to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productiveness to arrange a Committee to evaluation the age restrict for job seekers.

The choice taken by the higher chamber to make sure that competent candidates are employed by the ministries, departments and companies of presidency, stemmed from the movement sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gobir.

Gobir stated;

“Age obstacles inadvertently excludes and marginalises skillful and competent potential candidates from collaborating in such workouts”.

“Because of the excessive unemployment fee within the nation, many graduates spend as much as 10 years in search of employment and this places them in a deprived place by no fault of their very own.

“Many people resort to falsifying their age all in a bid to fall throughout the required age restrict for them to be gainfully employed.

“This growth, the place an individual believes he’s unemployable, can cause them to embracing legal actions and additional enhance the rising crime fee and insecurity within the nation.”

Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah additionally recalled how the federal authorities positioned an embargo on employment over 13 years in the past. In keeping with him, this have to be considered by the labour ministry.

Na’Allah stated;


“I believe the movement is apt and well timed. The most important foundation for the Senate to proceed on that request lies in the truth that, as an establishment, we should take discover that the federal authorities by itself positioned embargo on employment for over 13 years now.

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“The interval that there have been embargo by the federal authorities in itself needs to be thought-about within the evaluation of age restrict.

“For instance, if the age restrict is 23, we should now add the 13 or 14 years of embargo on employment to the age already earmarked for employment, in order that the age can be plus 13 as a result of it’s the authorities by itself that positioned the embargo on employment.

“There can’t be justification so that you can place embargo on employment, then on the similar time anticipate graduates to stay on the age they have been throughout the interval of the embargo.

“I believe within the evaluation, that needs to be taken into consideration, and subsequently, the age restrict can now be raised along with the established age. That needs to be the authorized verdict for the evaluation.”

Commenting on the movement, the Senate President Ahmad Lawan decried the discrimination towards job seekers because of the barrier imposed by the prescribed age restrict.

Lawan stated;

“It isn’t by means of a fault of theirs that persons are discriminated towards. They’ll let you know solely 30 years restrict, in the meantime, somebody graduated ten years in the past. It is a superb movement.”

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