By; Bayo Akamo, Ibadan.
Lawmakers in the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday pegged the retirement age for staff in all the Tertiary Institutions owned by the state government at 65years.
The lawmakers while passing into law the Oyo State Staff Retirement age bill, 2016 imposed a N500,000 fine and/or five years imprisonment for age falsification by any of the staff in the institutions.
At the house sitting, the lawmakers passed the bill after deliberating on the report of the House Committees on Education, Science and Technology and Establishment, Training and Poverty Alleviation led by Hon. Afeez Adeleke and Hon. Buliamin Azeez, respectively.
The lawmakers also tasked the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Oyo state government to without wasting time come to the assistance of victims of the last week fire incident at Gbagi market in Ibadan through compensation. Hon Olasunkanmi Oguntade, representing Egbeda State Constituency in his contribution expressed dismay at the erection and construction of so many illegal structures at the Gbagi market.
He maintained that the erection of the illegal structure and disruption of the original master plan of the market has adversely affected free flow of movement within and around the market particularly during an emergency situation.
In another motion jointly sponsored by Speaker of the House, Hon. Micheal Adeyemo and Hon. Fatai Adesina of Ibadan South East I constituency, the lawmakers pleaded with the Oyo State Government to financially support Crown FC of Ogbomoso in the club’s quest to win the 2016 Federation cup.