Labour Vows To Occupy Accountant-General’s office over failure to retire

Accountant General of the Federation Ahmed Idris

Organised Labour has vowed it would commence occupation of the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) over his refusal to retire from service despite attaining the mandatory retirement age.

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) in a statement by its  Secretary-General, Alade Bashir Lawal, noted that the Union had concluded mobilisation of its members in the Federal Capital Territory, to storm the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation any moment from now to force him to proceed on retirement.

He stated that the Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, turned 60 years on November 25, 2020 and should have vacated office on that day. He said,

“But he had been boasting to those who cared to listen that he was going nowhere because he was close to Mr President who facilitated his promotion to that office and as such he could not be subjected to guidelines on retirement in the Civil Service.”

According to the ASCSN, Public Service Rule (PSR) 020810 states clearly that: “The compulsory retirement age for all grades in the Service shall be 60 years or 35 years of pensionable service whichever is earlier”

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