Ortom Assents To Law Increasing Retirement Age To 65

Ortom Assents To Law Increasing Retirement Age To 65

The Benue state government has domesticated a law extending the retirement age of some sections of civil servants in the state.

The category of civil servants are administrative and non-administrative staff of state-owned tertiary institutions, including college of education Katsina-Ala and Oju as well as Benue Polytechnic Ugbokolo in Okpokwu Local Government Area.

The law extends the retirement age from 60 to 65 years for the categories under consideration.

Signing the bill into law, yesterday, at Government House, Makurdi, Governor Samuel Ortom said his administration has signed the highest number of laws, over 55, more than any government in the country.

He added that all the laws were for the best interest of the people, maintaining that for the new law, his government is replicating what is done at the federal level.

The governor also directed the lifting of a ban on motorcycles in the Sankera axis of the state, Katsina Ala, Ukum and Logo local government areas of the state.

He said the directive was in consonance with the judgment of the High Court, Gboko which had set aside the order of the Benue security council that banned the use of motorcycles in Sankera to curtail crime in the area.

Governor Ortom maintained that as a government that believes in the rule of law and due process, his administration was bound to revert its action.

The action of the security council followed the continued use of the motorcycles by criminals and bandits in the area to wreck havoc on their communities which led to the destruction of the rural economy, social and political life of the area.

Culled from The Sun

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