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Nigerian Senate Seeks Removal Of Age Limit For Job Seekers

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Nigerian Senate Seeks Removal Of Age Limit For Job Seekers

The Nigerian senate has requested the President to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up a Committee to re-examine the age limit for job seekers. 

 

The decision was taken by the upper chamber to ensure that qualified applicants are hired by the ministries, departments, and agencies of government stemmed from the motion sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gobir.

Gobir said;

“Age barriers inadvertently excludes and marginalises skillful and competent prospective applicants from participating in such exercises”.

“Due to the high unemployment rate in the country, many graduates spend up to 10 years seeking employment and this puts them in a disadvantaged position by no fault of their own.

“Many individuals resort to falsifying their age all in a bid to fall within the required age limit for them to be gainfully employed.

“This development, where a person believes he is unemployable, can lead them to embracing criminal activities and further increase the growing crime rate and insecurity in the country.”

 

Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah also recalled how the federal government placed an embargo on employment over 13 years ago. According to him, this must be taken into consideration by the labor ministry.

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Na’Allah said;

“I think the motion is apt and timely. The major basis for the Senate to proceed on that request lies in the fact that, as an institution, we must take notice that the federal government on its own placed embargo on employment for over thirteen years now.

“The period that there have been embargo by the federal government in itself should be considered in the review of age limit.

“For example, if the age limit is 23, we must now add the 13 or 14 years of embargo on employment to the age already earmarked for employment, so that the age will be plus thirteen because it is the government on its own that placed the embargo on employment.

“There cannot be justification for you to place embargo on employment, then at the same time expect graduates to remain at the age they were during the period of the embargo.

“I think in the review, that has to be taken into account, and therefore, the age limit can now be raised in addition to the established age. That should be the legal verdict for the review.”

Commenting on the motion, the Senate President Ahmad Lawan decried the discrimination against job seekers as a result of the barrier imposed by the prescribed age limit.

Lawan said;

“It is not through a fault of theirs that people are discriminated against. They’ll tell you only 30 years limit, meanwhile, someone graduated ten years ago. This is a very good motion.”

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Lagos-Ibadan Railway, Buhari to Commission January 2021

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Buhari to Commission Lagos-Ibadan Railway January 2021

 

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the Lagos-Ibadan railway in January 2021 to improve movement for cargoes and passengers in the country.

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Amaechi made the disclosure during an oversight visit from Lagos to Ibadan while inspecting the ongoing construction of the standard gauge in Ibadan.

The Minister said that the contractors had done their best with the project while attributing weather conditions as one of the challenges being faced by the contractors.

The Minister tasked the contractors on the Lagos-Ibadan railway line to ensure completion of all the stations by December including the Apapa station which started late, so it can be commissioned and the route made fully operational.

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Senate President Calls For End To #EndSARS Protest

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#EndSARS: Senate President Calls for End to Protests

The Senate President , Ahmad Lawan, after a closed-door meeting with Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday called for an end to the hashtag EndSARS and hashtag EndSWAT protests that have rocked the country for the twelfth day.

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The Senate President  noted that since the issues raised by the protesters have been accepted by the government, the time had come for the protests to stop.

He further added, that government needs to have time to implement the demands of the protesters.

The meeting which took place Sunday afternoon also had the speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila in attendance.

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#EndSARS Protesters Launch “Soro Soke’’ Radio

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#EndSARS Protesters on Sunday launched an online radio, called “Soro Soke’’ even as the protests continue across the country.

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The Soro Soke radio has a bouquet of Programmes aimed at educating and communicating with protesters and also coordinate activities nationwide.

Soro Soke radio which has gone live will also serve as a platform to report missing persons.

The mantra, Soro soke, a Yoruba phrase which means ‘speak up,’ gained traction last week after the  #EndSARS protesters in Lagos told governor Babajide Sanwo-olu to ‘Soro Soke’ whilst addressing them.

Soro Soke radio has also opened a twitter handle to serve as a link between listeners and the media outlet.

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