Nasarawa Assembly considers Bill extending retirement age to 65yrs

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The Nasarawa State House pf Assemblý is considering a Bill for the extension of retirement for acdemic and non-academic staff of the state owned tertiarybinstitutions to 65 years.

To this end, the House on Monday at plenary passed gor second reading a Bill for a Law for Establishment of Nasarawa State College of Education, Akwanga and Other Matters Connected Thereto.

The bill seeks to extend the 60 years retirement age of both academic and non-academic staff of the college to 65 years.

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Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the Assembly, announced the passage of the bill to second reading.

The speaker said that the Bill, if passed, would enable all staff of the institution to retire at 65 years.

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Abdullahi committed the Bill to the Assembly Committee on Education for further legislative scrutiny and to report back to the lawmakers in a week’s time.

Also contributing, Mr Abel Bala, the Minority Leader; Mr Daniel Ogazi; and the Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Mohammed Okpoku, all supported the Bill to scale second reading considering its substances.

They said that the 65 years retirement age would enable the staff contribute more to the growth of the institution.

Earlier, Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the Assembly, gave a substance of the Bill and moved a motion for the Bill to scale second reading.

Bala seconded the motion and the lawmakers unanimously passed the Bill into second reading.