President Muhammadu Buhari signs bill extending retirement age, service period for teachers by five years.

Written by on April 9, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

It could be recalled that on January 20, 2021, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved a bill that sought to increase the retirement age and the service years of teachers.

The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu had said that he essence of the bill was to give legal backing for the approval of the new retirement age of 65 from 60 years for teachers and extend their period of service from 35 to 40 years.

The bill, according to him, also seeks to introduce bursary awards, special rural posting allowances, and other items that will encourage brilliant Nigerians to take up teaching jobs.

Amen J Kantiyok

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