Senator Matthew Urhogide, on Tuesday began moves on the removal of age bracket specification for recruitment and employment of job seekers in the county.
Urhogide while speaking noted that it was not the fault of the job applicants that they were not employed earlier and should not suffer for it. He added that age requirements has lots of negative effect on eligible applicants.
Also, Senator Stella Oduah supported the motion stating that age requirement is a barrier and should be scrapped.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu stated that there should be need for transparency and fairness in filling the few available job opportunities.
The Senate therefore mandated MDAs to de-emphasize age bracket requirements for recruitment of first-time applicants while urging MDAs to adhere strictly to the Federal Character Principle as it relates to recruitment. exercises.