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Gbajabiamila sends 10 bills to Senate

By Msugh Ityokura, Abuja
16 December 2021   |   4:05 am
Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday, sanctioned 10 bills for concurrence by the Senate.

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. Photo/FACEBOOK/SPEAKERGBAJA

Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday, sanctioned 10 bills for concurrence by the Senate.

One of the bills is the Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill, 2021 passed by the House on November 16, 2021.

The proposed legislation is to raise the retirement age of Nigerian teachers from 60 to 65 years and to extend their years of service from 35 to 40 years.

Another bill the Speaker signed for transmission to the Senate, according to a statement by His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, is the Prohibition of Discrimination between First Degree and Higher National Diploma Bill, 2021.

The bill seeks to abolish the discrimination that exists between degree and HND holders for purposes of employment.

The other bills are the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Chartered Institute of Professional Secretarial Staff of Nigeria Bill, 2021 and the Federal College of Education, Illo, Kebbi State, 2021.

On the list also were the Federal University of Agriculture Jalingo Bill, 2021, Federal College of Education, Bende (Establishment) Bill, 2021, Federal College of Education (Technical) Agboro, Bayelsa State Bill, 2021, Federal University of Agriculture and Technology Aboh, Bill, 2021 and South South Development Commission Bill, 2021.

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