RETIREMENT AGE: Nigeria’s House Of Reps Considers Extending Police Service Tenure

The legislation aimed at extending the retirement parameters for Nigerian police officers has progressed in the nation’s House of Representatives, successfully passing the second reading.

This particular bill proposes a significant change, pushing the retirement age from the current cap of 60 years to 65 years of age. Concurrently, it aspires to extend the length of active service from 35 to 40 years.

Should the legislative process see this bill through to law, police officers in Nigeria would then retire either upon reaching the new age limit of 65 or completing 40 years of service, whichever comes first.

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This Police Act Amendment Bill is being spearheaded by House Speaker Abbas Tajudeen, accompanied by the Chairman of the House Committee on Police Affairs, Abubakar Yalleman.

Their joint endorsement of the bill is rooted in the belief that these changes will enhance the retention of experience and skills within the police force, thereby benefiting performance and overall job satisfaction.

In conclusion, it is anticipated to provide a solution to the existing issue of the dearth of seasoned police professionals.

Amidst these discussions, Speaker Abbas has urged the Nigerian populace to remain patient as legislative measures unfold.


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