FG Sets To Review Age Limit For Job Seekers

FG Sets To Review Age Limit For Job Seekers



The Senate has urged the Federal Government to set up a committee to review the age limit inhibiting Nigerians seeking employment in government agencies.

The Senate urged that the federal government should direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up the Committee 


The resolution which was made, following a motion brought before the Senate by Senator Ibrahim Gobir is to allow competent applicants to be employed by the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government.

He said the age limitation had hindered many graduates from securing jobs years after graduation, which had led to high rate of unemployment in the country.


The lawmaker said this situation had forced many individuals to resort to age falsification to remain within employable age bracket.

“This development where a person believes he is unemployed, can lead them to embracing criminal activities and further increase the growing crime rate and insecurity in the country.

“Before somebody will finish his university at the age of 25, he will finish NYSC at 26; it will take him 10 to 15 years to get employment.

We’ll ensure that the ministry swing into action immediately and implement this resolution because it is not a fault of these young Nigerians that people are discriminated against. They’ll tell you only 30 years limit, meanwhile someone graduated ten years ago.

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