Governor Yaya Bello of Kogi State has approved the during of 65 years for teachers in public services in Kogi State.
Newsieevents gathered that the approval was sequel to the passage of the Retirement Age of Teachers in Kogi State and Related Matters Bill, 2022, on Thursday by the State House of Assembly.
Speaker of the House, Matthew Kolawale, said with the passage of the bill, teachers in the state would now retire upon attainment of 65 years or 40 years of pensionable service, whichever comes earlier.
“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 shall not apply to teachers in Kogi from the date of commencement of this law,’’ he said.
In what appeared to be part of mop-up activities of the seventh Assembly, two other bills were passed by the lawmakers on Thursday.
The bills, which were taken clause-by-clause for consideration, included: “A Bill for a Law to Amend the Kogi State Utility Infrastructure Management and Compliance Agency and Other Matters Connected Therewith, 2018, and a Bill for a Law to Establish the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board and Other Matters Connected Therewith, 2022.”
The speaker said the objective of the road bill is to establish the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board (KOSRFMAB), which would operate and manage the State Roads Fund (SRF).
“The board is also to serve as a repository for revenue accruing sources for financing the management, design, development, rehabilitation, maintenance and other activities related to the provision of Class B, Class C and Class D roads in the state.
“It is also to promote the sustainable development and operation of Class B, Class C and Class D roads in the state,’’ he said.
He said the three bills are likely to be the last set of bills to be passed by the Assembly before it winds down in the next three weeks