Buhari signs bill excluding National Assembly workers from contributory pension

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Less than 24 hours to his exit as President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( Retd.), has assented to the National Assembly Service Pensions Board bill and two others.

Naijaonpoint Media reports that the bill which has become an act seeks to exclude National Assembly workers, and others from the mandatory contributory pension scheme.

In a statement on Sunday signed by Senator Babajide Omoworare, he said it was in furtherance of the provisions of Section 58 of the Constitution and the Acts Authentication Act Cap. A2, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The statement read, “The National Assembly Service Pensions Board (Establishment) Act establishes the National Assembly Service Pensions Board to administer the pension scheme for personnel of the Service and exempts the personnel of the National Assembly Service from the Contributory Pension Scheme.”

Buhari also passed into law the establishment of the Almajiri National Commission and the Federal Road Safety Commission Training Institute.

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It added, “The National Commission for Almajiri and Out of School Children Education Bill, earlier passed by the National Assembly was also assented to by the President.

“The Act seeks to provide a multimodal system of education to tackle the menace of illiteracy, develop skill acquisition and entrepreneurship programmes, and prevent youth poverty, delinquency and destitution in Nigeria.

“The President also assented to the Federal Road Safety Commission Training Institutions (Establishment) Bill, for capacity building and training in road traffic administration and safety management, and to provide training for members of Federal Road Safety Corp.”