The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA),has inaugurated a committee to fast track the implementation of new retirement age from 60 years to 65 years and length of service from 35 to 40 years for teachers in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The Permanent Secretary FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola during the inauguration in Abuja, expressed confidence that the new policy would boost the morale of teachers and help them to put in their best.
He noted that the move was in tandem with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s new pronouncements for teachers’ retirement age and following the release from the the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to implement the new Service-Wide Guideline.
According to Mr Adesola backlog of applications of beneficiaries that falls within 1st January, 2021 would be immediately processed towards preventing industrial disharmony.
Mr Adesola encouraged all FCTA teachers to complement Government’s kind gesture by being more committed to their primary assignment, which is to impact lives positively for a better society.
On the on- going strike in LEA schools, the Permanent Secretary appealed to the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) FCT Chapter to call off the strike, which is currently affecting the primary in LEA Schools.
The Committee is to be chaired by the Director of FCTA Human Resource Management, Malam Mohammed Bashir.
Some of their terms of reference is to collate applications from interested officers, screening of applications to determine eligibility based on extant guidelines, verification of documents and forwarding of recommendations for consideration and approval.
Responding, the Chairman of the Committee, Malam Mohammed Bashir thanked the FCT Administration for the confidence reposed in the committee and pledged their commitment to carry out the national assignment diligently.