Senate Abolishes Age Limit in Job Advertisements
The Senate has resolved to abolish age limitations in job advertisements.
The senator representing Benue South senatorial district, Patrick Abba Moro, sponsored the motion on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.
“It is pathetic that a graduate in Nigeria who could not get a job upon graduation and decided to go back to school with the hope that a higher qualification or a second or Master’s degree could give him a better employment opportunity is thrown into a career paradox when upon completion of his Master’s, he comes out to find that he is now above the age of employment and therefore not employable by the sole reason of his age,” Moro stated.
He said such discrimination is in contravention of Chapter 4, Section 42 (2), of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.