Retirement age for teachers throughout Nigeria is now 65, as President Muhammadu Buhari assented to Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act, 2022.

The bill was one of the four bills recently passed by the National Assembly which Buhari signed on Friday.

The Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Act provides for the retirement age of teachers in Nigeria.

Section 1 of the Act clearly states that Teachers in Nigeria shall compulsorily retire on attainment of 65 years of age or 40 years of pensionable service, whichever is earlier.

Section 3 of the Act provides that the Public Service Rule or any Legislation that requires 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.

Other bill signed by Buhari are the Nigeria Law Reform Commission Act, 2022, National Biotechnology Development Agency Act, 2022 and the Federal Medical Centre, Hong (Establishment) Act, 2022.

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