Professor Ben Ayade,governor of Cross Rivers State on Tuesday 14th March 3023 extended the retirement age of teachers in Cross Rivers State by additional 5 years.
The governor made this known during a courtesy visit by the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, on Tuesday, the governor equally lifted embargo for workers promotion in the State.
At the event which held at the Executive Council Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Calabar, governor Ayade said that teachers deserve premium welfare as moulders of leaders of tomorrow.
According to him, “teachers are the conscience of the nation, they are the moulders of leaders of tomorrow, so, for us in Cross River, teachers deserve premium welfare.
“To this end, teachers retirement age is hereby extended by five years. Embargo has also been lifted on promotion. Similarly, all promoted teachers will henceforth start earning salaries commensurate to their positions.”
The governor further explained that in the last eight years of his administration, he made teachers welfare, including prompt payment of their salaries, a priority, pledging to clear all outstanding issues affecting them before leaving office.
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