By Wilson Adekumola
The Kogi State Government has given its assent to a bill seeking 65 years as the retirement age for teachers in the state.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, this was following the passage of the Retirement Age of Teachers in Kogi State and Related Matters Bill, 2022, on Thursday by the State House of Assembly.
Commenting on the passage of the bill, Speaker of the House, Matthew Kolawale, expressed satisfaction noting that teachers in the state would now retire upon attainment of 65 years or 40 years of pensionable service, whichever comes earlier.
“The Public Service Rule or any legislation that requires a person to retire from the public service at 60 years of age or after 35 years of service shall not apply to teachers in Kogi from the date of commencement of this law,’’ he said.
Two other bills were said to be passed by the lawmakers on Thursday to complement the activities of the seventh Assembly
The bills, which were taken clause-by-clause for consideration, were, “A Bill for a Law to Amend the Kogi State Utility Infrastructure Management and Compliance Agency and Other Matters Connected Therewith, 2018, and a Bill for a Law to Establish the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board and Other Matters Connected Therewith, 2022.”
The speaker explained that the road bill is to establish the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board which would operate and manage the State Roads Fund.
“The board is also to serve as a repository for revenue accruing sources for financing the management, design, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, and other activities related to the provision of Class B, Class C, and Class D roads in the state.
“It is also to promote the sustainable development and operation of Class B, Class C, and Class D roads in the state,’’ he said.
He said, however, the three bills are likely to be the last set of bills to be passed by the Assembly before the completion of the session in the next three weeks.
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