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Sunday, 2 December 2018

65-Years Retirement Age Approved by the Niger Govt for Tertiary Institution

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The Niger State government on Saturday has approved 65 years as retirement age for academic staff in tertiary institutions owned by the state.

This is in line with the existing policy of the Federal Government.
The government policy statement was contained in a speech at the 27th combined convocation ceremony of the State College of Education by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Saturday.
The state branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers had during the last Teachers’ Day included as its demands the increase from 60 to 65 years the retirement age for academic staff in tertiary institutions owned by the state.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who last month began the implementation of 25 percent salary increase for certain categories of civil servants, said in the speech that the new retirement age would “retain highly skilled professionals in the teaching profession.
“We also approved 65 years as retirement age for academic staff in tertiary institutions of the state. This is in our efforts to retain highly skilled and experienced professionals in the staffing structure and to have experienced staff who will monitor the younger ones
“An executive bill to this effect has been sent to the state House of Assembly. I have no doubt that the bill will soon be passed into law” the governor said.
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