House Of Reps Throws Out Bill Seeking To Pay Unemployed Graduates Allowance

houseofreps600Nigerian graduates who are largely unemployed might not smile any time soon as a bill seeking to provide monetary incentives for them by the Nigerian state was kicked out by the House of Representatives.

The bill sponsored by Rep Arua Arunsi (PDP, Abia) sought to amend the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Act 2004 to cater for unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions who could not secure employment.

Arunsi in his argument said that the bill was to design and implement programmes to cater for unemployed graduates that are aged 18-35 and also between third to fifth year of post graduation experience.

However, in rejecting the second reading of the bill on the floor of the House, many lawmakers argued that it failed to meet critical criterion of filling gaps inherent in the existing laws it was seeking to amend hence it was thrown out.

16 Comments

  • Don’t teach us to be as lazy as the upper & lower house members. Use those funds to build or create jobs for the youths ok.

  • As you people was not doing right thing God himself w run for every one of you in that house amen n amen. Boko haram is small one just wait and see new one.

  • Ibinabo fiberesima, president, Actors guild of Nigeria’s so called Sole Administrator in Edo State rejected by the members before the meeting commenced. Chris Isokpehi was nominated by the house to preside over the meeting, while calls were put across by the house to the president and secretary whose phones were switched off. Due to this the vice president south south was contacted and he told the house that election will be conducted in the state within few weeks from now. The meeting still continued and ended successfully without the so called sole administrator.

    We want a leader we’ll elect and not a tv set whose remote control is in lagos as said by the sole administrator.

  • For those people that support not to implement it, you will only work & none of you will eat the fruit of labour! Insha allah

  • Why won’t it be kicked out? Their children are gainfully employed in high places. I wonder why parents will train their child in school and still feed him years after graduation. God have mercy on my country.

  • Pls use the money to take the responsity of the graduates whose are qualified to go for their NYSC, becouse this new policy denied 80% of Nigerian graduate from serving their fatherland this yr.

  • Can u imaging that nd government want 2 build a mansion worth #4 billion 4 d 1st lady.so now these good for nothing house wateva couldnt implement allowance 4 unemployment graduates.what wickedness is that?

  • That would have been a step forward to being a developed country because it wil really reduced most crimes in the country…

  • That would have been a step forward to becoming a developed country because it wil really reduced most crimes in the country…

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