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Gbajabiamila Signs Bill Harmonizing Teachers Retirement Age, Others

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has signed a bill harmonising teachers’ retirement age from 60 to 65 years.

In a statement on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, Gbajabiamila signed 10 bills including BSC/HND dichotomy passed by the House for Transmission to the Senate for concurrence.

The bill which sought to raise the retirement age of Nigerian teachers from 60 to 65 years was first passed on the 16th of November 2021. It also sought to extend its years of service from 35 to 40 years.

Part of the statement reads; “Another bill the speaker signed for transmission to the Senate is the Prohibition of Discrimination Between First Degree and Higher National Diploma Bill, 2021. It seeks to abolish the discrimination that exists between degree and HND holders for the purpose of employment.

The other bills the speaker signed for transmission to the Senate for concurrence include the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021; the Chartered Institute of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria Bill, 2021; and the Federal College of Education, Illo, Kebbi State, 2021.

On the list also were the Federal University of Agriculture Jalingo Bill, 2021; Federal College of Education, Bende (Establishment) Bill, 2021; Federal College of Education (Technical) Agboro, Bayelsa State Bill, 2021; Federal University of Agriculture and Technology Aboh, Bill, 2021; and South-South Development Commission Bill, 2021.”

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