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Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by ProsperChild: 9:45pm On May 15
Reps remove age limit on employment

dailytrust.com.ng

May 15, 2019 7:01 PM



Yakubu Dogara, Speaker House of Representatives

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.


Source:

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/oyment.html/amp

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by HsLBroker(m): 10:09pm On May 15
This is good

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by fran6co(m): 10:10pm On May 15
Nice development

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by BuhariAdvocate: 10:12pm On May 15
fran6co:
Nice development
how?

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by Nbote(m): 10:27pm On May 15
Will it b implemented? We sabi make laws we don't plan on implementing

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by dokyOloye: 10:33pm On May 15
A right move

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by EMMNIG: 10:36pm On May 15
ProsperChild:
Reps remove age limit on employment

dailytrust.com.ng

May 15, 2019 7:01 PM



Yakubu Dogara, Speaker House of Representatives

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.


Source:

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/oyment.html/amp
Ogun is pdp not apc please.

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by Damsyjay(m): 11:33pm On May 15
Mtchew.. Something they will not even implement

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by Juliet25(f): 1:21am On May 16
Nbote:
Will it b implemented? We sabi make laws we don't plan on implementing
I dey tell you�

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by Robisky001: 3:24am On May 16
As much as I want to commend this move, we all know it's won't be implemented not when we still have the self centered, crooked and selfish civil servant and politicians on board.

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by orisunmibare01(m): 3:40am On May 16
lol... until police starts recruiting 40yrs old as constable then i'll them serious

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:43am On May 16
The House of Representatives on Wednesday abolished age discrimination against job seekers in Federal Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs).
This is a very good news.
This is long overdue.

After the FEDERAL parastatals, it should be enforced in private organisations also.
That is how it is done in sane societies.

Gradually, we will get to a New Nigeria.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

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.”
Way to go.......

greggng:
I still believe one day things will get better. I saw the custom form hnd and bsc on same level...
We saw that too.
Being POSITIVE is the key bro.

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by handsomeyinka(m): 7:43am On May 16
Damsyjay:
Mtchew.. Something they will not even implement
implement or no implement wetin concern you

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by hisgrace090: 7:43am On May 16
Good!


Age is never a barrier.

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by dgbanj: 7:45am On May 16
5 bedroom duplex for sale at Crown estate lagos.
Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by OkpaAkuEriEri(m): 7:45am On May 16
Afoonnnjjjaaa kip forgin age 2 get work
Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by Bozzy001(m): 7:45am On May 16
That is a good development
ProsperChild:
Reps remove age limit on employment

dailytrust.com.ng

May 15, 2019 7:01 PM



Yakubu Dogara, Speaker House of Representatives

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.


Source:

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/oyment.html/amp

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:46am On May 16
Damsyjay:
Mtchew.. Something they will not even implement
Shut up if you have nothing positive to say.
Enemy of good news.

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by beejhay69: 7:46am On May 16
Apt act.
Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:47am On May 16
handsomeyinka:

implement or no implement wetin concern you
Lol cheesy.
FINISH HIM!

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by myresearch: 7:47am On May 16
A lot of people have stayed 10 years after school.

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by Randy100: 7:48am On May 16
Not good. Job should be left for the young blooded in the society.
Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by Kasali226(m): 7:48am On May 16
Until workers start Dying in office grin

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by superlanny(m): 7:49am On May 16
It's a welcome development, discrimination of any kind should be done away with....God bless Muhammadu Buhari, God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by EVILFOREST: 7:49am On May 16
That means BABA can vie for Presidency again an again... grin
ANCESTORS will begin to storm NAIRALAND from now on, in search of JOBS....

And you will start seeing JOBS like
....” we need a VIRILE and an ENERGETIC man with 105years worth of experience “ please apply in Person” and don’t send down your ghost

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by fasho01(m): 7:50am On May 16
Wonderful

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by afroniger: 7:50am On May 16
Good initiative. But will employers comply?

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by valentineuwakwe(m): 7:50am On May 16
good one, atleast most job seekers above 35yrs can now have a sigh of relief....but will the various MDAs and government agencies roll out their recruitment offers now...time will tell

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Re: Breaking News:Reps Remove Age Limit On Employment by timilehing(m): 7:50am On May 16
Say that to banks HR

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