House of Reps sends Judicial Officers’ Uniform Retirement Age Bill for President’s assent

Written by on May 4, 2023

The House of Representatives has directed the National Assembly clerk to transmit the bill for constitution amendment to provide for uniform retirement age for judicial officers and pension rights to President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to the lawmakers, the bill was part of the 46 constitution alteration bills transmitted to States Houses of Assembly for concurrence in March last year.

The constitutional bill, if assented to by the President, will extend the retirement age of high court judges from 65 to 70 years.

The decision of the House followed the passage of the bill by the Sokoto State House of Assembly, thereby meeting the provisions of Section 9(2) of the constitution for two third approval of state assemblies.

The Reps further urged the Gombe, Jigawa, Kebbi, Kwara, Plateau and Taraba State Houses of Assembly that are yet to forward their resolution on the bill to do so.

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