BREAKING: Gov. Idris assents to Bill increasing retirement age of teachers

The Kebbi State Governor, Comrade Dr Nasir Idris has signed into Law a bill that increase the retirement age and length of service for Primary and Secondary School teachers.

Speaking at the signing ceremony in Birnin Kebbi, the Speaker of the State State House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammad Usman-Zuru said the Bill was expected to address crucial matters that affect the lives and career of Primary and Secondary School teachers.

He identified the crucial issues to include; retirement age and length of service.

The Speaker observed that teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of any society, thereby shaping the future of the nation being the custodial knowledge.

Usman-Zuru appealed to all stakeholders in the education sector to lend their support to the Bill for the growth and development of the sector.

The speaker then assured the Governor of the State Assembly's readiness to always support the present administration policies and programmes towards effective performance.

Responding, Gov. Nasir Idris thanked members of the State House of Assembly for the consistent support and cooperation they extend to the present administration. 

He said with the signing of the Bill, teachers in the state would always remember members of the State House of Assembly for their efforts in the speedy passage of the Bill . 

Gov. Idris described the relationship between the Executive and Legislative arms of government as cordial, saying that the present administration proved to be government of the people, for the people and by the people.

In a related development, the State Executive Council had also approved a medium term expenditure framework for the year 2024 to 2026, for onward transmission to the State House of Assembly.

This was announced by the State Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning, Dr Abba Sani-Kalgo while briefing Government House Correspondents shortly after the State Executive Council meeting which was presided over by Gov. Nasir Idris.

Speaking jointly with the State Commissioners of justice, Barrister Junaidu Marashal and Higher Education, Dr Halima Muhammad-Bande pointed out that at the meeting, the state action business enabling reforms, ease of doing business which create enabling environment for business in the state were discussed.

The Commissioners announced that all the MOU brought to the council were approved and ratified. 

The State Executive Council meeting was attended by the State Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government, Head of Service and all the Commissioners.

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