The Federal Government is set to create a portal to engage, re-engineer, and reactivate the capacity of older persons who wish to continue offering services after retirement.
Dr Emem Omokaro, the Director-General of the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC), said this on Wednesday at a collaborative meeting with relevant government agencies and stakeholders on service level in Abuja.
The meeting tagged, “NSCC Continuing Engagement Bureau Programme“ is aimed at building a foundation of synergy between the centre and its critical partners.
Omokaro said the intervention was in realization of the huge potential in the older persons that could be tapped into national development.
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”The aim of the collaboration is also to assist the centre to create an online portal that would engage older persons who are professionals in their different fields of endeavour to tap into their wealth of experiences.
“This is a gathering of service-level collaborators on continuing engagement bureau projects, continuing engagement means that we are disrupting retirements.
“We are creating platforms and tools, we are creating spaces for older persons who wish to continue to engage and have the opportunities to do so.
“You know, older persons have a right to contribute in any area they so wish and they also have a right to access the labour market after retirement not necessarily that they are to be employed by the government.