Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has extended the retirement age for teachers in the State to 65 years or 40 years of service.

Edo Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, who announced this yesterday in an online statement, explained Obaseki’s approval reinforced his unwavering commitment to building a solid foundation for repositioning the education sector in the state.

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He said: “Mr. Governor has approved a new retirement age for teachers in Edo State. They will now retire when they clock 65 years of age or 40 years of service, whichever is earlier.

“This is in demonstration of his (Obaseki’s) commitment to ensuring that Edo teachers are the best motivated in Nigeria. It is important to remind Edo people that Edo teachers are the best-paid teachers, and Edo workers are the best-paid workers in any public service in Nigeria.”