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Kogi Executive Council Okays 65years Retirement Age For Teachers

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Kogi State Executive Council has adopted/domesticated the Federal Government retirement policy for teachers in the State.

Commissioner of Information and Communication Kingsley Fanwo stated this at while briefing newsmen at the end of the State Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Lokoja.

According to him, teachers in the state will no longer retire at sixty years but sixty- five.

He explained that the step was to enable the students draw from the experience and expertise of the teachers.

The Commissioner said Council the purchase of thirty-two seater bus each for the Kogi United football team and the Confluence Queen in view of their excellent performance especially in the just concluded season.

Council also approved the transmission of a bill for a law to amend the Kogi State Utility Infrastructure Management and Compliance Agency so as to create an enabling environment with the required law for government to do more for the people.

It equally approved the establishment of the Kogi Roads Tax Management and Administration Board for road maintenance, to improve the quality of roads and to serve as a source of internally generated revenue.

A bill for a law to establish the Kogi State Rural Access Roads Agency (RARA), pointing out that their function will not clash with that of Kogi Roads Maintenance Agency (KOGROMA), as it is solely saddled with the responsibility of handling rural roads only.

Our Government House correspondent reports that the Governor received the award presented to him by the New Telegraph Newspaper as ‘The Best Governor in Youth and Women Empowerment’.

On his part the Commissioner of Finance and Economic Planning, Asiwaju Ashiru Idris, said Council approved the twenty twenty-three budget tagged Budget of Transformation with a total estimated revenue, current revenue and Capital of one hundred and seventy- two billion, ninety million, seven hundred and eighty seven thousand two hundred and ninety- two naira.

Ashiru added that Council also approved two hundred and fifty million naira as counterpart fund for the Adolescent Girl Initiative for learning, a World Bank funded programme to help the adolescent girl in the state.

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