Extension of Teacher’s retirement age to 65 years Buhari handiwork- Omo-Agege
The Deputy Senate President and the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege has said that the harmonisation of Teacher’s retirement age to 65 is the handwork of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He stated this in a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy, Sunny Areh.
The release states in part;
“On April 8, 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill which then became an Act.
Section 1 of the Act clearly states that Teachers in Nigeria shall compulsorily retire on attainment of 65 years of age or 40 years of pensionable service, whichever is earlier.
“Unfortunately, uninformed disinformation agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shamelessly showed an unbelievable level of ignorance and naivety by generating and disseminating the absolutely false story that the Delta State Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, plans to reverse the recent domestication of the Federal law by Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State when assumes office as Governor.”
Agege said that the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act was passed into law by the National Assembly in January 2021 under Senator Omo-Agege’s watch as Deputy Senate President.
“To now suggest that the same law Senator Omo-Agege facilitated its passage into law will be rolled back when he becomes Governor after winning the rescheduled March 18, 2023, gubernatorial election is not just stupid and idiotic but farcical.
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“A few days ago, Governor Okowa approved the adoption of the Act extending the retirement age of teachers exactly one year after the Federal Government had begun its implementation. It was a belated move borne out of desperation. The same desperation is now cloaked with pitiable ignorance with the stupid rumour.
“For record purposes, Senator Omo-Agege is part of the leadership of the National Assembly as Deputy Senate President that worked assiduously for the passage of the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill into law.
“This was accomplished by the APC-led Federal Government where Senator Omo-Agege is a ranking leader.”
The Deputy Senate President urged Deltans, especially teachers and residents in the State to ignore the unfounded rumour by the PDP and vote massively for Omo-Agege as the next Governor of the State.
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