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Confusion as NASS moves to remove age, experience as terms of employment

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The Senate is seriously working on a new template that will remove certain employment conditions including age limits and professional experience usually set by employers, as part of measures to tackle unemployment.

This is the lawmakers has also called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on unemployment.

They made the move during plenary after two motions bordering on employment were moved by Senator Duro Faseyi (Ekiti-North) and Senator Matthew Urhoghide (Edo-South).

Fayesi’s motion was entitled, ‘Intolerable upswing of unemployment in Nigeria,’ while Urhoghide’s was entitled, ‘The need to unburden recruitment requirements and modes to remove undeserved hardship for job-seekers in Nigeria.’

“The Senate observes further that the government appears seemingly helpless in concretely grappling with this monumental socio-economic gridlock,” Faseyi said, while moving the motion.

Details show that the prayers of Faseyi’s motion, which were all granted by the Senate, include the need to “invite the Minister of Labour and Productivity to provide insight into government’s roadmap towards tackling the shocking unemployment rate and consequently reviewing and reinforcing the blueprint.


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