NASU wants overage of 65 years retirement age expanded

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BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG

…Seeks clarification on effective date
NON-ACADEMIC Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, has called on the Federal Government to expand the coverage of the 65 years retirement to staff of Research Institutes and Colleges of Agriculture in line with the Agreement it reached with the Unions in the Sector in January,  2011.

Leaders of NASU in a communiqué at the end of their National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Asaba, Delta State, also called on Minister of Education, Professor Ruqqayatu Ahmed Rufai, to immediately clear the issue of the rightful effective date of the implementation of the 65 years new retirement age, lamenting that some managements had become a hindrance to the implementation of the new Act harmonizing the retirement age.

The communiqué issued by Comrade Ladi Iliya and Prince Peters Adeyemi, President and General Secretary of NSAU said “NEC-in-Session commend the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, for signing into law the Act that puts the retirement age of Non-Academic Staff of Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education at 65 years and abrogation of 35 years service and called on the various Governing Councils to ensure the implementation of the new law.

It therefore called on the Federal Government to extend same gesture to staff of Research Institutes and Colleges of Agriculture in line with the Agreement it reached with the Unions in the Sector in January, 2011.”

“Noting that some Managements have raised the question of appropriate effective date in the course of implementation of the new law, NEC accordingly urged the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqqayatu Ahmed Rufai to urgently clear the issue of the rightful effective date of the implementation of the new retirement age, as it now constitutes a clog in the wheel of the implementation of the new Act harmonizing the retirement age.

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