Kogi Assembly Passes Bill To Extend Parliamentary Staff Retirement Age

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A bill for a law to amend Kogi State House of Assembly Service Commission Law and other matters connected therewith, Law 2023, has scaled through its third and final reading and passed into law.
The amendment, among other clauses, extends the retirement age of parliamentary staff from 60 to 65 years old or from 35 to 40 years in service notwithstanding the provision of the civil service law.
The amendment, in section three, also states categorically that a prospective Secretary of the Commission shall be a substantive director on Grade Level 16 and upon being so appointed shall have the status of a permanent secretary.
Also, the chairman of the commission and his members shall hold office for five years and may be reappointed for another five years of second term subject to the ratification of Kogi State House of Assembly.
Earlier in the lead debate, representative of Okene Town state constituency, Hon Sulyman Abdulrasaq who is the majority leader of the House argued that the extension of service year would boost staff performance, boost morale and help impartation of experience to younger staff.
Other legislators who contributed for the amendments are the deputy speaker, Hon Paul Enema who represents Dekina / Okura and representative of Olamaboro constituency ,Hon Ujah Aliwo Anthony.


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