NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Reps remove age limit on employment

By Ozibo Ozibo on 16/05/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 893


The House of Representatives on Wednesday abolished age discrimination against job seekers in Federal Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs). This followed the passage, by the lawmakers, of a “Bill for an Act to Eradicate the Age Discrimination against Job seekers in Federal Government Agencies,” sponsored by Sergius Ogun (APC, Edo) and Babajimi Benson (APC, Lagos).

The bill, which was read for the second time in 2018, subsequently passed third reading after unanimous adoption by the lawmakers and Speaker Yakubu Dogara. Ogun, moving a motion for a third reading of the bill, said the new law seeks to ensure that no Nigerian job seeker is disqualified from government employment on the basis of age.

He noted that the bill, when enacted, would first take effect in Federal Government MDAs with the hope that private employers of labour would follow suit later. “It is a key responsibility of we parliamentarians, as representatives of the people, to ensure that no Nigerian job seeker is discriminated against with regard to age in employment opportunities in Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),” Ogun submitted. The lawmaker added that the bill would also ensure that the fundamental human rights of job seekers are safeguarded while significantly reducing the spiralling number of unemployed graduates and school leavers on the streets. He lamented that the incessant strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has made it almost impossible for Nigerian university students to graduate within stipulated time, hence the necessity of the bill. Meanwhile, Benson, a co-sponsor of the bill, pointed out that apart from age, sex, religion and ethnicity, were other variables in which discrimination is rampant in government employment. He therefore called for the abolition of such barriers that “deprives qualified, energetic, and patriotic Nigerians the opportunity to fulfil their goals and contribute to societal development.” In his contribution, Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun (APC, Osun) argued that the major aim of the bill has been taken care of by relevant provisions of the 1999 Constitution as amended, which if enforced, could be taken advantage of by anyone affected by discrimination in government employment. For House spokesman, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC, Adamawa), age ceiling for job seekers could only apply to societies with stable education calendar, not in Nigeria with recurring strikes, especially in public universities. When put to voice vote by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the bill was unanimously adopted and passed for third reading. (Daily Trust)


Source News Express

Posted 16/05/2019 4:53:16 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Ex-militant leader wants amnesty programme sustained beyond 2015...

U23 AFCON: Dream Team VI, Young Terenga Lions...

2019: APC will win Presidency, sweep 24 states,...

5 suspected V.I. robbers in police net

Civil War: Why Nigerian Army wasn't hard on...

Support Groups threaten to dump Atiku

CBN injects $210m into Forex market

I was promised N.2m to set man, wife,...

Xenophobia: SERAP seeks $10 billion compensation for victims...

No apologies for removing ghost names from payroll...

Angry IDPs attack ActionAid officials

Rape: COZA Pastor Fatoyinbo returns to pulpit

 

Latest News BREAKING! DSS disperses protesters demanding Sowore’s release Pastor regains freedom after seven months in Boko Haram custody Kidnappers kill businessman after collecting ransom 130 soldiers face court martial in Borno Ex-Governor’s aide escapes assassination NCP, Katsina Governor trade words over ‘bribe’ for judge Bayelsa guber: Gladiators who’ll shape poll Community protests alleged land racketeering in Enugu Nigerians have fifth worst average life expectancy of 55 years: Report Ex-British intelligence officer found dead in the street South East Miyetti Allah Chairman to members: Pray for continued peace with host communities David-West’s death painful — Obi •Says he served Nigeria and humanity to the best of his ability

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (561,358 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (451,616 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (400,574 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (334,583 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (302,978 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (278,999 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,366 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,470 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (237,984 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,304 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (200,951 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (197,804 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,560) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,142) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (701) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,192) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,858) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,686) Religion (1,118) Sports (2,221) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera