Kano Assembly amends pension law

TVC N. The Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday adopted a joint report of the House Committee on Pension and Judiciary seeking to amend the state Pension and Gratuity Law 2014.

The adoption of the amendment if signed by the governor would lead to the retirement of some traditional rulers who had exceeded the mandatory 35 years of service or 60 years age, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Pension, Alhaji Ali Shanono, presented the report and it was unanimously adopted by the members.

According to Shanono, the civil service rules provide that civil servants should be retired after attaining 35 years in service or 60 years age.

Shanono added that any traditional ruler, who is on the civil service payroll and had attained such age should be retired and be converted.

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