Edo gov extends retirement age of teachers

Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State Governor has extended the retirement age for teachers in the State to 65 years or 40 years of service.

Anthony Okungbowa, the Edo State Head of Service, who announced this on Monday in an online statement, said that Obaseki’s approval reinforced his unwavering commitment to building a solid foundation for repositioning the education sector in the state.

He said: “Mr. Governor has approved a new retirement age for teachers in Edo State. They will now retire when they clock 65 years of age or 40 years of service, whichever is earlier.

“This is in demonstration of his (Obaseki’s) commitment to ensuring that Edo teachers are the best motivated in Nigeria. It is important to remind Edo people that Edo teachers are the best-paid teachers, and Edo workers are the best-paid workers in any public service in Nigeria.”

Okungbowa also reiterated that the development would ensure that teachers with decades of experience were retained in the service to contribute their quota in providing quality education to Edo pupils.

He said: “This is another big win for Edo workers. The governor has continued to show that he will always place the interest of Edo workers above all else. Today (yesterday), this is another testimony to that fact.”

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