The Federal Government has been urged to review the retirement age for civil servants in Nigeria to 70 years.
Rev. Fr. Godfrey Gopep, the Parish Priest of St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church in Rayfield, Jos, the Plateau State capital made the call in his sermon on Sunday while lamenting the challenges retirees face.
He said: “I want to call on the Federal Government to review the retirement age of civil servants from 60 to 70 years.
“Those who get employed a bit late can have enough time to contribute their quota to the development of the nation.
“It will also curtail the act where people reduce their ages just so that they can get employed”,