House of Representatives passes bill to increase teachers’ retirement age.
Written by News Room on November 10, 2021
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have passed a bill for a consistent retirement age for teachers in the country.
The executive bill was passed on Tuesday at the resumption of plenary in the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.
Sponsored by the House Leader, Alhassan Doguwa, and his colleague Adekoya Abdul-Majid, the bill seeks to raise the retirement age for teachers from 60 years to 65 years, as well as to increase the years of service from 35 years to 40 years.
Doguwa said that the bill is aimed at updating the laws governing the working conditions of people in the education sector.
Reports say that several new bills were also presented during plenary and these include; Orthopaedic Hospital, Dekina, Kogi State (Establishment) Bill, Sickle Cell Disease (Prevention, Control and Management) Bill, Nationwide Emergency Communications Service Bill, and Federal Medical Centre, Owutu Edda (Establishment) Bill, among others.