The Senate has passed a bill prohibiting employers of labour from discriminating between university degree holders and Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate holders.
Presenting the report, Committee Chairman, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau said the bill will help free HND holders from stagnation in public and private sectors and ensure balanced treatment for them with their university counterparts.
According to him, the bill will encourage patriotic contributions among HND employees in public and private sectors.
President of Senate Ahmad Lawan, said the passage of the bill will motivate polytechnic graduates in both private and public sectors for better productivity.
He urged public and private sector operators to ensure the implementation of the bill when signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.