Kogi govt approves 65 years as retirement age for teachers

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The Kogi Government has approved 65 years as retired age for teachers in the state.

The approval came after the State House of Assembly passed the Retirement Age of Teachers in Kogi State and Related Matters Bill, 2022, on Thursday.

The Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawale, stated that as a result of the bill’s passage, teachers in the state would be eligible to retire at 65 or 40 years of pensionable service, whichever comes first.

He stated, “From the date of commencement of this law, teachers in Kogi shall not be subject to the Public Service Rule or any legislation that requires a person to retire from the public service at 60 years of age or after 35 years of service.”

Two additional bills were passed by lawmakers on Thursday, appearing to be part of the seventh Assembly’s cleanup efforts.

The following were among the bills that were taken into consideration clause by clause: A Bill for a Law to Establish the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board and Other Matters Connected Therewith, 2022, as well as a Bill for a Law to Amend the Kogi State Utility Infrastructure Management and Compliance Agency and Other Matters Connected Therewith, 2018.”

The road bill, according to the speaker, aims to create the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board (KOSRFMAB), which will operate and manage the SRF.

“The board is also expected to act as a repository for sources of revenue that are expected to accrue in order to finance the management, design, development, rehabilitation, maintenance, and other activities associated with the state’s provision of Class B, Class C, and Class D roads.

He added, “It is also to promote the state’s sustainable development and operation of Class B, Class C, and Class D roads.”

He stated that the three bills are likely to be the Assembly’s final set of bills before it ends in three weeks.

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