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Labor Minister says Buhari would not approve 65-year workers’ retirement age

Written by on May 23, 2023

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Festus Keyamo, is saying that the outgoing President, Muhammadu Buhari will not approve the newly proposed 65-year retirement age for Nigerian workers.

The minister made this known in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

Earlier the Nigeria Labour Congress, through its National President, Joe Ajaero, asked for a fresh retirement age for civil servants in the country during the 2023 Workers’ Day celebrations in Abuja.

Ajaero had also called for a general review of core civil servants’ salaries to narrow the gap between other civil servants’ emoluments and those in other segments of the public service.

He also said the extension of years of service should go around as it was being done in other sectors of the public service in the country.

Continuing with labour matters, the Federal Government has announced that no unlicensed petroleum product dealer would be allowed to load products from June 1, 2023, as it vowed to shut down such businesses beginning from that day.

It warns that from June 1, 2023, anyone who wants to deal on petroleum products must obtain a license, stressing that no license, no loading of any petroleum product.

The government gave the warning in Abuja through the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority at a stakeholders’ engagement on gas utilization in Nigeria.

The objective of the engagement was to enlighten operators on the need to urgently obtain the requisite petroleum storage licence and to engender the transition from white products to gas.

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