ODHA Passes Bill on Higher Institution Workers’ Retirement Age

The Ondo State House of Assembly, ODHA, has passed a bill seeking an amendment to the retirement age for workers in state tertiary institutions. 

An Executive bill to the effect had been forwarded to the ODHA for approval.

The Executive bill sought to put the retirement age of tertiary institutions workers in the Professorial cadre at 70 years while other category of workers, teaching and non- teaching would have to retire at the age of 65. 

Speaking in support of the amendment at a plenary held at parliamentary chamber and presided over by the Speaker, Mr. Bamidele Oleyelogun, the lawmakers noted the invaluable contributions of University lecturers to the development of humanity.            

According to them, the amendment has been long overdue since their counterparts at the Federal level were already enjoying the benefit.

In a unanimous voice votes, members agreed that the law should take effect from January 2019.

Beneficiaries of the amended law include the state Owned Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes, and Colleges of Education.

Olumide Abudu

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