GOVERNOR Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state has proposed that the federal government extend the retirement age of police officers from 60 to 65 years.
Ajimobi said such extension would enable the police profession to further utilise the invaluable experience and training garnered over the years.
Ajimobi made this proposition upon receiving the retiring Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11, Paul Okafor, and other senior officers at Governor’s office, Ibadan, on Thursday.
Besides, he said the federal government should ensure that officers retiring at 60 years called to serve on ad-hoc basis as the need arises.
“The federal government should look at a way of increasing retirement age for senior officers in the police particularly having spent a lot of money training them. I don’t think we should waste that training by just letting our officers go at 60 years. I think the retirement age should be moved to 65 years.”
“And I believe that for every officer retiring at 60 years, the federal government should have an arrangement where they can be called to serve on ad-hoc basis from time to time,” Ajimobi said.
He further commended Oyo Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Odude for being pre-emptive and proactive in its policing strategy.
The retiring Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11, Paul Okafor, in his earlier remarks, praised to governors of Oyo, Osun and Ondo for their cooperation in ensuring his successes security-wise.
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