A bill seeking an amendment to the retirement age of workers in Ondo state tertiary institutions has been passed by state House of Assembly.
An Executive bill to that effect was earlier forwarded to the Ondo State House of Assembly for approval.
The bill seeks to put the retirement age of tertiary institutions workers in the Professorial cadre at 75 years
The other category of workers, teaching and non- teaching would have to retire at the age of 65.
The retirement age of lecturers before now in the Professorial cadre was 65 years while t other category of workers retire at the age of 60.
The lawmakers noted the invaluable contributions of University lecturers to the development of humanity, stressing that the amendment has been long overdue since their counterparts at the Federal level were already enjoying the benefit.
The News Track gathered that lecturers in Federal Universities have since been enjoying the benefit
In a unanimous voice votes, members agreed that the law should take effect from January 2019.
Beneficiaries of the amended law include the state Owned Universities, Polythecnics, Monotechnics, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes, and Colleges of Education.