Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has increased the retirement age for teachers in Edo to 65 years, or 40 years of service. This is a part of his plan to further his commitment to improving worker welfare.
Anthony Okungbowa, the State Head of Service said in a statement that the governor’s approval reinforces his unwavering commitment to building a solid foundation for repositioning the state’s education sector.
“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 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.”
He noted that the development will ensure that teachers with decades of experience are retained in service. This will further help them contribute their quota in providing quality education to Edo pupils.
“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, this is another testimony to that fact”.
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