The National Council on Establishment has rejected the proposed 65-year retirement age for employees within the nation.
The council, in a communique launched on Friday in Abuja, mentioned the proposal for an upward overview of retirement age negates the rules of renewal, youth empowerment and innovation.
The PUNCH reviews that the Nigeria Labour Congress through the May 2023 Workers Day referred to as for an upward overview of retirement age to 65.
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The National President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, in an interview with our correspondent shortly after the inauguration of President Bola Tinubu as president famous that the organised labour would meet the Pesident on the proposal for the brand new retirement.
In the communique by the NCE which was collectively signed by the Chairman of the Council, who additionally doubles because the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, and the Secretary of the Council, Olufemi Oloruntola, the Council mentioned, “Council for the umpteenth time rejected out rightly, the request for upward overview of retirement age for public aervants to 40 years’ of service or 65 years of age; as it’s opposite to nationwide aspiration of renewal, youth empowerment, innovation and likewise not in tandem with the fact of our inhabitants dynamics.
“It strongly advised all tiers of government to check the demand. However, it noted that the option of contract appointment exists and should be explored where necessary to bridge skills gaps as a result of retirement.”
Other choices taken by the Council embrace, “the professionalisation of the human resource practice in the civil service, creation of Information and Public Relations Officer Cadre structured on SGL. 08-17 and Executive Officer (Information and Public Relations) Cadre structured on SGL. 06-14, in the Schemes of Service; that a retreat for Heads of Service to cross fertilize ideas, peer review will hold once a year in the first quarter; and that 46th National Council on Establishments meeting will hold in Osogbo, Osun State in 2024.”
The forty fifth assembly of the National Council on Establishment held in Bauchi State and was presided by Yemi-Esan.
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The assembly additionally had in attendance Heads of Service from states of the federation and everlasting secretaries.