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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Senate Seeks Removal Of Age Limit For Job Seekers

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





The senate resolution followed a Point of Order raised by Sen. Ibrahim Gobir (APC-Sokoto) at plenary, which motion he tagged “Urgent Need to Review Age Barrier for Job Seekers During Recruitment and Employment Exercises”.

Gobir argued that a review of the policy had become inevitable, saying the age barrier had prevented many Nigerians from securing employment in government agencies.

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.

“But when the time comes for getting employment, they will say the person is over age.


“That is why we want a review of that limit to make sure that the best people are employed so that we reduce the problem of insecurity in the country because that adds to the insecurity in the country,” he said.


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This would be great!!!!

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    1. They should start with removal of state of origin, religion, tribe before age.
      IMO

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    1. Firstlady blessing16 July 2020 at 14:40

      Yes it's a welcome development.

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  3. very good, this is long over due.

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  4. Very very great I tell you .With the constant strikes from Asuu, how would they expect one to graduate as early as 24years most banks requests and some other organisations.

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    1. That's why age falsification, sworn affidavit and corruption is thriving.

      The Senate got it right, I hope it is signed into law soon.

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  5. In banks and other companies too please. In others parts of the world, you can get a job at any age. Here of you graduate at 30 and you want to be a banker, that will hardly every happen

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    1. This is the best news so far, Nice move.

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  6. A very good move. And I pray it will be enforced

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  7. Good one from the SenateπŸ‘. This issue of removal of age limit as per employment is long overdue.

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  8. Am with them on this....πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

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  9. They should also remove state of origin, another wicked barrier for job seekers

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  10. Doing something good at last

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  11. That would be a great move... God bless him for raising it

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  12. Who created the age barrier in the first place?

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  13. Still will not reduce the number of unemployed people. Eliminating age restrictions does not translate to increased job vacancies. It only means that more people will be eligible to compete for the few job slots.

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  14. Greatest news. Long over due.

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  15. Great news....This is long overdue...

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  16. Very good development

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  17. These are the types of things they really ought to be doing there. Nice one

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  18. And they should either shift that NYSC age to 35 or make a regulation to stop employers from asking of discharge certificate.
    Let's take it that someone finished secondary school and then cos of lack of money, could not further immediately. He then hustles and saves towards higher education. By the time he has been able to save reasonable money,he goes into school and ASSU won't let him graduate in time. He can't serve again cos he is 30 an gets exemption. Employers would then give preference to the one who went for service as against this one that is mature enough to put in his best.
    This just reminds me of what happened to a very close friend of mine

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  19. This will be very nice..

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  20. That none sense is long over due.
    They will tell you applicants must be the age of 28, master degree holder, 20 years working experience... How the hell is that possible?

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  21. great news ooo

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  22. I love this news but Las Las they will never implement it into Nigerian law.

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  23. This is very good news. I feel so bad when I see intelligent graduates unable to secure jobs in top companies just because they are above the age limit. It's unfair.

    The age limit thing also widens the gap between the rich and the poor. You'll see the children of the privileged who were never limited by JAMB and ASUU because they went to private universities straight from secondary school graduate and finish by 20 or 21 and apply for these jobs, whereas the children of the lower middle class and the poor have to struggle with JAMB before gaining admission into govt universities that go on strike anyhow and at the end of the day are graduating when they are above the age limit. The children of the privileged get the jobs with the top companies and begin building their life from their early 20s whereas the others don't even get the opportunity to begin building their careers.

    I hope they implement it though. We know Naija.

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  24. Great thing if they do it.

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