A review of pertinent civil service laws has been requested by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, or JAMB.
Oloyede asserted that revising the civil service laws would fill the gap regarding benefits for employees who pass away just before retirement age.
At the retirement celebration for 24 board employees in Abuja’s Bwari neighborhood, the JAMB director made the appeal.
Oloyede bemoaned the gap in the retirement laws, saying that if a worker passed away just before retiring, he would not be entitled to a posthumous retirement benefit check.
The head of JAMB also made a plea to the retirees during the event to give thanks to God for their meritorious service to Nigeria and the opportunity to do so in peace.
Oloyede pointed out that the retirees have made significant contributions to the accomplishment of JAMB objectives.
During the event, JAMB also gave cash gifts to the retiring employees in recognition of their meritorious national service.
Oloyede claims that all of the retirees have completed the 35 years required by the civil service laws, some of whom started working for the federal civil service in 1987.