The Deputy Minority Whip, House of Representatives, Hon Abdulmojeed Adekoya (Attacker) on Tuesday said his genuine love and affection for the Nigerian Teachers spurred him to sponsor a bill on the increment of teachers' retirement age from 60 to 65 years.

Adekoya in a statement issued to felicitate with teachers on the occasion of this year's World Teachers' Day, said the bill had already been assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Taiwo Nodiru, Special Assistant
Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday. 


Adekoya appreciated teachers in both public and private schools across Nigeria for job well done over the years. 

The partnership that exits between my humble self and the National Union of Teachers ( NUT ) at  National level will continue to yield good / positive results in favour of all our valuable Teachers in Nigeria.

"It's on record that out of my genuine love and affection for the Nigerian Teachers , I sponsored the bill that raised Teachers retirement age from 60 years to 65 years  which Mr President has assented to," he said. 

He assured the leadership of the NUT  that he would  continue to do everything  within his  capacity as a principal officer in the Green Chamber that would  always enhanced the welfare.of Nigerian teachers.

"As teachers, you play vital roles of mentoring, counseling and building the leaders of tomorrow. 

"I hereby on behalf of my immediate family members and the good people of my Federal Constituency - Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun Waterside congratulate all the members of the prestigious NUT nationwide as the Nation celebrates you today," he said.