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NLC To Address Civil Servants’ Retirement Age With Tinubu.

NLC To Address Civil Servants’ Retirement Age With Tinubu.

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) plans to discuss with President Bola Tinubu about extending the retirement age for civil servants to 65 years.

NLC’s National President, Joe Ajaero, confirmed their continued push for the change, which began during former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

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However, the then Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, had stated that it would not be possible to finalize such a change before Buhari’s term ended.

Keyamo said, “The process to effect that change to 65 years (if it is accepted by the Federal Government) is a process that cannot be completed before the end of the tenure of Buhari. So, I guess the new administration will have to deal with that.”

Teachers employed by the government at all levels already benefit from a revised retirement age.

NLC To Address Civil Servants’ Retirement Age With Tinubu.

The NLC advocates for the same benefit to extend to the rest of the civil service.

When asked if they would bring up the issue with President Tinubu, NLC President Ajaero, in a chat with Punch, said, “Yes. Only a few other establishments, including the core civil service, are now left out.”

He further stressed, “We are, therefore, demanding that the age of retirement and length of service in the entire public service, including the civil service, be reviewed upward to 65 years of age and 40 years of service.”

He expressed concern about workers being forced into early retirement, which could result in financial hardship and premature death.

Ambali sees a five-year transition period as a possible solution to normalize the scheme.


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