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Tinubu signs bill of 70yrs as Judges retirement age into law



Nigeria’s President, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has signed a bill on uniform retirement age for judicial officers into law.

The approval was made on Thursday and the bill is to ensure uniformity in the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers of superior courts of records and also extends the retirement age from 65 years to 70 years.

The bill defines a judicial officer of superior courts of record thus: “A judicial officer appointed to the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal High Court, National Industrial Court, High Court of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, High Court of a State, Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Sharia Court of Appeal of a State and Customary Court of Appeal of a State may retire when he/she attains the age of sixty-five years and he shall cease to hold office when he attains the age of seventy years”.

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