Oyo Assembly Seeks Implementation of 65 years Retirement Age for Teachers

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Oyo State House of Assembly has called for the implementation of 65 years retirement age for teachers in the state.

The Assembly urged the Executive Arm to engage with the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Oyo State Chapter on the matter so as to implement the recently enacted Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022.

The assembly made the call while reacting to the motion moved by Lawmaker representing Atiba State Constituency, Mr Gbenga Oyekola on the adoption and implementation of the retirement age.

The motion titled; Need For Adoption And Implementation Of The New Sixty Five (65) Years Retirement Age And Forty (40) Years Length of Service For Teachers Of Oyo State” presented before the house, Mr. Oyekola who is the Chief Whip maintained that the federal government position should be domesticated in Oyo State .

The lawmaker emphasized the pivotal role of teachers in shaping the nation’s educational system and aligns with global recommendations.

While noting that seven states, including Ondo, Imo, and Kano, have promptly embraced the directive to harmonize retirement age and service years, Mr Oyekola urges Oyo State to follow suit.

The motion which was seconded by Mr. Saminu Ridwan representing Atisbo/Saki-East state Constituency, emphasized that the new retirement age stipulates compulsory retirement at 65 or after 40 years of pensionable service, superseding any conflicting regulations.

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