The Kogi State Government has approved 65 years as the new retirement age for teachers in the state civil service.
The State Executive Council gave the approval on Thursday, canceling the former 60 years retirement age policy.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the Commissioner for Information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo said Kogi state government has approved the domestication of the Federal Government retirement policy for teachers in the state.
According to him, the development will enable students draw from the wealth of experience and expertise of such teachers to better thier academic pursuit.
He also disclosed that Council approved the purchase of thirty-two seater bus each for Kogi United Football Team and Confluence Queens football clubs.
The Council, he added, also approved the transmission of a bill for a law to amend the Kogi State Utility Infrastructure Management and Compliance Agency to create an enabling environment with the required law for government to impact more on the lives of the people.
The Executive Council also approved the establishment of Kogi Roads Tax Management and Administration Board to improve the quality of roads in the State as well as a bill for a law to establish the Kogi State Rural Roads Agency (RARA) to be saddled with the responsibility of handling rural roads.
Also speaking, the State Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning, Asiwaju Idris Asiru, said the executive council approved the 2023 budget estimate.
He said the state executive council approved the sum of N172.9b as the budget estimate for 2023.
Asiru added that two hundred and fifty million naira was also approved as counterpart fund for the Adolescent Girl Initiative for Learning, a World Bank funded program to help the adolescent girl in Kogi State.
Highlights of the Council meeting was the presentation of an award as the “Best Governor in Youth & Women Empowerment” by the New Telegraph Newspaper.