Adams Oshiomhole Tackles Abba Moro As Senate Warns Govt Agencies, Private Sector Against Age Discrimination For Employment

There was mild drama during senate plenary on Wednesday when lawmakers were debating a motion by Senator Abba Moro, Benue South, against what he termed perceived discrimination against Nigerians on account of age by government agencies and the private sector.

Part of the motion urged Ministries and Agencies of the government to prohibit and discourage both public and private employers in the country from putting up job adverts with inherent undertone calculated to deprive any qualified Nigerian of being gainfully employed merely by reason of his or her age.

While contributing to the debate, Senator Oyekanchi Nwebonyi, Ebonyi North, urged employers to put a stop to the age limit.

But senator Adams Oshiomhole, Edo North, disagreed with the motion,saying, “I appreciate the intention of senator Moro but this motion is not enforceable.