ASUSS, NUT Appreciates Reps Adekoya For Sponsoring Of Bills For Extension Of Teachers Retirement Age From 60 to 65-year-old - AMEBO ONLINE NEWSPAPER

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ASUSS, NUT Appreciates Reps Adekoya For Sponsoring Of Bills For Extension Of Teachers Retirement Age From 60 to 65-year-old

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The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools Nigeria ASUSS and Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT has appreciated and commended the deputy minority leader of house of representatives, Rt Hon Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya over sponsoring of bill to increase the retirement age of teachers from age 60 to 65 yeats. 

The bill was sponsored by Rt Hon Adesegun Abdel-Majid Adekoya in November 2021 after which, President Mohammadu Buhari passed an executive bill that seeks to raise the retirement age of teachers in Nigeria.
The passage followed consideration of the report on the bill by the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had on June 2, 2021, sent the executive bill to the Senate and the House, seeking to increase the retirement age for teachers in the country from 60 to 65 years. It also seeks to extend the years of service for teachers from 35 to 40 years.

Buhari, in the letter addressed to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, respectively, explained that the piece of legislation would provide for a harmonised retirement age for teachers in Nigeria.

The letter read in part, “Transmission of the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill 2021 to the National Assembly for consideration

“Pursuant to Section 58 subsection 2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I forward herewith the harmonised retirement age for teachers in Nigeria Bill, 2021 for consideration by the Senate.

“The harmonised retirement age for teachers in Nigeria bill 2021 seeks to increase the retirement age for teachers from 60 to 65 years, and also increase the possible years of service from 35 to 40 years.

Below is the letter of appreciation by the two unions:




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