The House of Representatives has passed a bill seeking to remove the cap on the entry age for Nigerians who want to join the federal civil service.
The bill titled, ‘Bill for an act to eradicate the age discrimination against job seekers in Federal Government agencies’ passed the third reading at the plenary on Wednesday, after the Committee of the Whole considered a report on it.
Chairman of the House Committee on Rules and Business, Mr Edward Pwajok, who read the summary of the bill, said, “It seeks to eradicate age discrimination against those who are seeking employment in Federal Government agencies, to lift age barrier standing against qualified youths from being gainfully employed in Federal Government agencies on the basis of their age.
“Yesterday, some concerns were raised on the initial clause which was contained in the bill, where we are saying that there will be a maximum age limit of 45 years. But in view of some of the observations that were raised yesterday, we will be considering this bill afresh and we will delete the 45 years age ceiling and make the employment subject to the person not being above the retirement age in the civil service.” Read more