Bill Seeking To Stop Age Restrictions Against Job Seekers Passes 2nd Reading
Nigeria News – Bill Seeking To Stop Age Restrictions Against Job Seekers Passes 2nd Reading
At the House of Representatives, a bill seeking to stop age restrictions/discrimination against job seekers in the Federal Government agencies has successfully passed its second reading.
The bill seeking to stop age restrictions/discrimination against job seekers, which was sponsored by Reps member, Sergius Ogun, seeks to put an end to the practice of disqualifying job seekers in the Federal Government agencies on account of their age, who are ordinarily qualified for positions.
“The rationale for this bill is to ensure that no artificial barrier is allowed to preponderate over merit, which rarely has anything to do with age,” Sergius stated.
The House of Representative member further explained that it is common to see job adverts, requesting for applications for employment and pegging the age between 25 and 28 years for entry level.
According to him, that system only helps to widen the unemployment gap in the country and must be reviewed urgently.