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Senate Seeks Removal Of Age Brackets For Unemployed Graduates

The Senate on Tuesday began moves to remove the age bracket specification for recruitment and employment of job seekers in the country, in a motion sponsored by Senator Matthew Urhogide.

Uroghide while speaking noted that it was not the fault of job applicants that they were not employed earlier and should not suffer for it, adding that age and cognate requirements have lots of negative effects on eligible job applicants.

Also, Senator Stella Oduah who supported the motion stressed that the experience barriers should also be scrapped. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu stated that there is the need for transparency and fairness to fill the few employment opportunities available.

The Senate mandated MDAs to de-emphasize age bracket requirements for recruitment of first-time applicants while urging MDAs to adhere strictly to the Federal Character Principle as it relates to recruitment exercises.

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