Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has announced an extension of teachers’ retirement age and years of service by five years. He announced this during this year's May Day celebration in Umuahia the state Capital.
The Governor, who was represented by the Head of Service, Sir Onyii Wamah, said that the retirement age had been extended from 60 years to 65 years and years of service from 35 to 40 years and the implementation will take effect from Next week.
The Governor also announced a 2000 housing units scheme for them to meet their housing needs.
He assured that Government will set up a committee that will produce a salary scale for the new minimum wage.