Kebbi State Extends Teachers’ Retirement Age To 65

The Kebbi State government, during the inaugural state executive council meeting in Birnin Kebbi, announced the adoption of new retirement age and service years for teachers.

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The retirement age for teachers has been extended from 60 to 65 years by birth, and the length of service has increased from 35 to 40 years. Head of Service, Safiyanu Garba-Bena, expressed satisfaction with the council’s decision, emphasizing that Governor Nasir Idris, who chairs the council, supported this change.

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The move aims to retain teaching personnel and prevent them from leaving for other government departments. The ministry of justice has been instructed to prepare an Executive Bill for formal domestication in the State House of Assembly. The commissioner for information and culture, Yakubu Ahmed, praised Governor Nasir Idris for this initiative and highlighted the allocation of funds for distributing grains to vulnerable citizens.

Commissioner Nura Bala-Fingili credited the governor for advocating the new retirement age and announced the immediate approval of leave grants for all workers, with strict compliance to payment via banks. Commissioner Halima Mohammed-Bande commended the governor for boosting teachers’ morale and enhancing the quality of education in the state.

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