Reps Approve Bill Prohibiting Age Discrimination In Job Seekers
Nigeria’s House of Reps (Image Credit: skynewsngr.com)

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill seeking prohibition of age discrimination against job seekers in federal government agencies.

Concise News understands that, according to the sponsor and Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Rules and Business, Edward Pwajok, the bill aims to ensure that no Nigerian is deprived of employment on the basis of age.

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The lawmaker decried the situation where competent young men and women have been unable to get a job because they graduated from university at the age of 25.

“We think that it will be unfair to deny them of the right to being employed only on the ground that because they have kept on applying for work, they will be denied the opportunity of contributing their own quota to national development,” he said.