Teachers in Nigeria can now retire at 65, thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari’s signature on the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022.
The bill was one of four that Buhari signed on Friday after the National Assembly recently passed them.
Teachers’ retirement age in Nigeria is set by the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act.
Teachers in Nigeria are required to retire at the age of 65 or after 40 years of pensionable service, whichever comes first, according to Section 1 of the Act.
The Public Service Rule or any legislation requiring a person to retire from the public service at 60 years of age or after 35 years of service shall not apply to teachers in Nigeria, according to Section 3 of the Act.
The Nigeria Law Reform Commission Act, 2022, the National Biotechnology Development Agency Act, 2022, and the Federal Medical Centre, Hong (Establishment) Act, 2022 are the other bills signed by Buhari.
The Nigeria Law Reform Commission Act, Cap. N118, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, is repealed by the Nigeria Law Reform Commission Act.
It aids in the successful implementation of the Commission’s Law Reform Proposals, improves the Commission’s performance, and aligns the law with best practices.
The National Biotechnology Development Agency Act establishes a legal framework for the National Biotechnology Development Agency to conduct research, increase public awareness in biotechnology, and stimulate private sector participation in Nigeria’s biotechnology industry.
The Federal Medical Centre, Hong, Adamawa State (Establishment) Act establishes the Federal Medical Centre, Hong.
The Act establishes a legal foundation for its administration and management.
The Medical Centre will be led by a Medical Director selected by the President on the suggestion of the Minister of Health, according to the law.
As specified in Section 9 of the Act, the medical director so appointed will be the Medical Centre’s Chief Executive and Accounting Officer.
The bills were signed at the State House by Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).