This was revealed through tweets from the official handle of the Nigerian Senate.
In addition, a call was made for a state of emergency to be declared on unemployment in Nigeria as well as unemployment benefits for unemployed Nigerians.
A resolution was also made to invite the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, to provide insight into government’s roadmap towards tackling unemployment in the country.
See tweets below:
Senator Urhoghide says that it is not the fault of applicants that they were not employed earlier and should not suffer for it.
Senator Urhoghide speaks on the harm that age and cognate requirements have on eligible job applicants even as Federal Character isn’t followed.
Senators Clifford Ordia and Stella Oduah also contributed on the motion. They support the removal of age and experience barriers for employment.
Senator Biodun Olujimi also speaks. She laments the unfair practices by Government MDAs and Private Firms to push out eligible applicants.
Senator Shehu Sani says different sets of rules are used for the rich and influential on one side and the poor on the other side.