OrderPaperToday– As the world commemorates the International Day Against Injustice, the House of Representatives has called for an end to all forms of discrimination in the workplace.
The House further called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to immediately tackle poverty among Nigerians by fulfilling its promise of providing ten million jobs to the teeming unemployed youths in Nigeria.
These resolutions were adopted after the passage of a motion of urgent national importance sponsored by the deputy whip of the House, Mrs. Nkiruka Onyejeocha (APC, Abia).
Debating the motion, Onyejeocha noted that since the advent of democracy in Nigeria on May 29, 1999, it has been observing the International Day Against Injustice on February 20 every year with this year’s celebration focusing on discrimination on employment in the workplace and other injustices.
The lawmaker expressed concerns about the prevalence of social injustice in the Nigerian society and called for an end to such practices in all spheres of life.
She further urged the House to prevail on government agencies to remove all forms of barriers in employment, arguing that social injustice has a direct impact on extreme poor persons in the country.
Going further, she added that the Nigerian nation is a signatory to the Copenhagen declaration on the equality of persons which has universal application.
Speaking in support, Mr. Mohammad Monguno (Borno, APC) said that the federal government’s promise to eliminate poverty and provide 10 million jobs to Nigerian youths should be filled immediately.
Consequently, the House in plenary presided over by the deputy speaker, Mr. Idris Wase put the question on the motion and it was unanimously adopted .
He, thereafter, mandated the relevant House committees to interface with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to ensure compliance forthwith.