Senate seeks removal of age brackets for job seekers in Nigeria

MOTION: The need to unburden recruitment requirements and modes to remove undeserved hardship for job seekers in Nigeria by Senator Matthew Urhogide

He clamoured for the removal of the age bracket specification for recruitments and employment.

Senator Urhoghide says that it is not the fault of applicants that they were not employed earlier and should not suffer for it.

Senator Urhoghide speaks on the harm that age and cognate requirements have on eligible job applicants even as Federal Character isn’t followed.

Senators Clifford Ordia and Stella Oduah also contributed on the motion. They support the removal of age and experience barriers for employment.

Senator Biodun Olujimi also speaks. She laments the unfair practices by Government MDAs and Private Firms to push out eligible applicants.

Senator Shehu Sani says different sets of rules are used for the rich and influential on one side and the poor on the other side.

He adds that sometimes we use Federal Character; sometimes Catchment with different requirements and modes.

DSP Ike Ekweremadu comments that there is the need for transparency and fairness to fill the few employment opportunities available.

Senate now resolves to mandate MDAs to de-emphasize age bracket requirements for recruitment of first time applicants.

Senate also resolves to mandate MDAs and the Private Sector to de-emphasize cognate experience as prerequisite for first time applicants.

Senate also urges MDAs to adhere strictly to the Federal Character Principle as it relates to recruitment exercises.

Senate moves to the motion on the need to determine the status of unclaimed N90Billion Dividends in Securities for Nigerian Investors.

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