Kastina State Assembly Rescinds Decision To Increase Retirement Age
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Monday rescinded its decision to increase the retirement age from 60 to 65 years for assembly staff.
The state assembly presided over by the Speaker of the house, Alhaji Tasi’u Maigari, in Katsina, raised the motion to reverse its decision to review the years of service from 35 to 40 years.
The decisions followed a report of a special committee on the Governor’s observation on the house of Assembly service commission law amendment bill 2021.
Presenting the report, the House Leader and the Head of the Committee, Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu-Tafoki said the decision was part of their recommendations.
The bill which was earlier passed to increase the retirement age for assembly workers in the state from 60 to 65 years, and the years of service from 35 to 40 years.
“While amending the law, we proposed that the clerk of the assembly should be someone in the position of head of the service, instead of permanent secretary. We presented it to Gov. Aminu Masari, but before assenting to the bill, the governor made some observations and returned it back to us,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that after a series of debates by the lawmakers, the house unanimously adopted the report and reversed its earlier decisions.