MINNA – The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has said it would vigorously pursue the extension of the retirement age of teachers to 65 years of age.

Dr. Mohammed Nasir Idris stated this in his acceptance speech as the new national president of the union.

The new NUT president who emerged from the national conference delegate held in Minna, Niger State capital, hinted that teachers are ready to be part of all well-meaning policies aimed at bequeathing quality education to every Nigerian child.

He stated that they would continue to leverage on the existing relationship with government and agencies to ensure that the welfare of teachers was well catered for and also improve teaching and learning environments in schools.

He disclosed that the union would look into the funding of primary education in the face of the ongoing consideration of legislation on local government autonomy.

Others elected officials to run the affairs of the union are Nwankwo Kelvin, national deputy president, Akosile Kayode, 1st vice president, Bulama Abiso 2nd vice president, Oyenwo Bashiru Ayinde, 3rd vice president, Ignegiri Gloria Ada, 4th vice president and Onyekuba Chika, 5th vice president.

Others include;  Audu Titus Amba, national publicity secretary, Adesegun Ganiu Raheem, national treasurer, Gabriel Akogun, national social secretary, Ogbonna Agatha, national assistant social secretary, Isah Yunusa, national internal auditor I, Ekisaah Godbless, national internal auditor II and Obadna Oluseye Samuel, national editor.

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