Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has extended the retirement age for teachers and lecturers working with the state-owned institutions of learning to 65 years.
Ganduje announced this at the award night marking the 2021 May Day celebration, organised by the Kano State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, (NLC), in Kano.
According to the governor, “The Federal Government has since approved this for teachers and lecturers working in its institutions, hence, teachers in Kano State are also not left behind. Therefore, our teachers and lecturers from now on will start to enjoy such retirement ages from 60-65, and years of service from 35-40 as the federal workers are enjoying”.
The governor also said that the State government had introduced a health trust fund where five percent of the state’s Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) and one percent from the earnings of local governments would be contributed, adding that the State government would serve as a guarantor for civil servants working in the state who would be willing to access loan facilities from the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN).
He also said that his administration had introduced free and compulsory primary to secondary schools education.