Osun parliament passes bill extending judges’ retirement age to 70

On Tuesday, the Osun House of Assembly passed a bill extending the retirement age of judges and other judicial officers from 65 to 70 years.

The bill, ‘Osun State High Court and Customary Court of Appeal Registrars, Secretary to the State Judicial Council, State Counsels in the Ministry of Justice, State Magistrates and District Customary Courts’ Presidents Retirement Age Bill, 2023’, was passed during the plenary session, held at the assembly complex in Osogbo, after passing the third reading.

Speaker of the assembly, Adewale Egbedun, said the final copy of the bill would be produced and forwarded to Governor Ademola Adeleke for his assent.

Mr Egbedun expressed appreciation to his colleagues for the conduct of the 2024 budget presentation and defence by various ministries, departments and agencies in Osun.

The budget defence exercise lasted for 11 days and saw 90 MDAs appearing before the House Committee on Budget and Appropriation, chaired by Saheed Fatunmise.

The last set of MDAs before the committee on Monday included Osun Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Osun East, Osun West and Osun Central Education District Offices.

Others were the Osun Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Osun Tourism Board and Osun Council for Arts and Culture.