FG supports bill to extend teachers' retirement age to 65

FG supports bill to extend teachers' retirement age to 65

- There are indications that the bill seeking the extension of retirement age for public school teachers to 60 years will be approved soon

- This is as the ministry of finance has given its approval to President Muhammadu Buhari on the bill

- On its part, the ministry in a letter to President Buhari's chief of staff, Abba Kyari, said that the bill will improve the education sector

The bill seeking the extension of the retirement age for teachers and education officials in public from 60 to 65 years seems to be getting a nod from the federal government and the presidency.

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After the bill was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent, the consent and comment of the ministry of finance which was sought by the president was positive.

The ministry said President Buhari's assent to the said bill will be of negative consequence but would rather promote and improve the education sector.

In a letter titled Re-Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria 2019-Urgent, F/LEG/1305019/534/236, to Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to the president, the ministry said that it has gone through the bill and approved its purpose.

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The ministry said: “Accordingly, the ministry has no objection if Mr. President wishes to assent to the bill as presented.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Adamawa state wing, had expressed confidence that the incoming administration would pay N32,000 minimum wage to workers in the state.

Rodney Nathan, chairman of the state chapter, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for signing into law the N30,000 new national minimum wage for workers, however, noted that the state workers were looking forward to receiving N32,000 as minimum wage.

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