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The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Akinpedia(m): 9:28am On Jul 03, 2023
In Nigeria, civil servants traditionally retire at the age of 60. However, there has been a growing trend among civil servants to seek retirement at the age of 65 instead. While this may seem like a personal choice for individuals, it has significant negative effects on the Nigerian economy and the functioning of public institutions.

Let's explore the adverse consequences of civil servants seeking retirement at the age of 65 and the potential solutions to mitigate these challenges.

Decreased Efficiency and Productivity

One of the primary negative effects of civil servants seeking retirement at age 65 is the decline in efficiency and productivity within public institutions. As individuals approach retirement age, their motivation and energy levels tend to diminish.

This can result in reduced work output, increased absenteeism, and a lack of enthusiasm for carrying out responsibilities. Consequently, the overall efficiency and effectiveness of public services suffer, negatively impacting the Nigerian population.

Hindered Generational Shift and Skill Gap

By extending the retirement age to 65, the natural process of generational shift within the civil service is hindered. Younger, talented individuals who are eager to contribute their skills and fresh perspectives are held back by the prolonged presence of older civil servants.

This creates a skill gap, as experienced workers who could have mentored and trained the next generation are still occupying crucial positions. The delay in transitioning leadership roles to a younger workforce hampers innovation and stifles progress within public institutions.

Increased Financial Burden on the Government

Retirement benefits and pension payments place a considerable financial burden on the Nigerian government. By allowing civil servants to retire at age 65 instead of 60, the government has to bear the cost of providing additional years of retirement benefits.

This strains the already stretched public finance system, diverting resources that could have been invested in crucial sectors such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure development. It also contributes to the pension liabilities of the government, potentially leading to fiscal challenges in the long run.

Limited Opportunities for Unemployed Youth

Nigeria faces a high youth unemployment rate, with many graduates struggling to find suitable employment opportunities. Extending the retirement age for civil servants exacerbates this problem by reducing job openings within the civil service. Young graduates who aspire to work in the public sector are faced with limited opportunities due to the prolonged tenure of older civil servants. This imbalance creates frustration and disillusionment among the youth, potentially leading to social unrest and an overall decline in national productivity.

While it is understandable that civil servants may desire to extend their working years for personal reasons, the negative effects of seeking retirement at age 65 in Nigeria cannot be ignored. From decreased efficiency and productivity to hindering generational shifts, the consequences are far-reaching and detrimental to the Nigerian economy and public institutions.

It is essential for the government to carefully assess and address these challenges by implementing effective policies, such as encouraging early retirement incentives and creating opportunities for young talent to thrive. By striking a balance between the needs of retiring civil servants and the overall well-being of the nation, Nigeria can achieve a more sustainable and efficient civil service system.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by EmeeNaka: 11:05am On Jul 03, 2023
Nah
Increment in civil service age doesn't affect productivity negatively.
What Nigeria need is a good working culture, where targets are placed on each office, which they must meet. And also, there will be an appraisal system, where people are probed of their activities to make sure it meets the standard requirements

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by TemplarLandry: 11:05am On Jul 03, 2023
cool
Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by braine(m): 11:06am On Jul 03, 2023
I think this would be objective if we compared the demerits with the advantages. Maybe we can comment if we have this comparison.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by lafiagi007: 11:06am On Jul 03, 2023
I agree with you somehow sha, but the government needs to improve the welfare of pensioners otherwise there'll always be fear of going on retirement.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by engrrichie92(m): 11:06am On Jul 03, 2023
Hi
Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by saintjimos(m): 11:07am On Jul 03, 2023
this is Nigeria
Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by drizslim(m): 11:07am On Jul 03, 2023
A clear example is the government want to retain the people working for them but wouldn't care recruiting young, New & efficient workers

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by yordha(m): 11:07am On Jul 03, 2023
Contrary to the analysis above, majority of the civil servants within the 60 years age bracket are in the highest levels of their profession, most of their responsibilities are strictly administrative, they also have assistants or deputies who are mostly younger and can handle the more strenuous part of the job, so in my own opinion, if a civil servant could endure the many years of labour in civil service, it is also reasonable that he also enjoys the benefits attached to his office when he/she becomes an administrator.
And since they are still going to be getting paid after retirement as pensions, why not just stay on the job for few more years.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Toosure70: 11:08am On Jul 03, 2023
Govt should be paying them full salary without working for 5 years to their retirement time

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Abufaisal001: 11:08am On Jul 03, 2023
Most Nigerian civil servant prefer to die there than to give way for their young generation.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by zicoraads: 11:08am On Jul 03, 2023
It also has its advantages. For instance, the experience garnered over the years will take a longer time getting a newbie to get there.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by engrjacuzzi: 11:08am On Jul 03, 2023
I think the retirement age for both civil and public servant should peg at 60 years of age. No wonder most of our lawmakers sleep during plenary session as a result of old age.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by engrrichie92(m): 11:09am On Jul 03, 2023
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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Zupay: 11:09am On Jul 03, 2023
60 yrs is best. They retire and can go into private practice, consultancy or setting up businesses that wouldn't involve them running around that much.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by OBTOREPA(m): 11:09am On Jul 03, 2023
Akinpedia:
In Nigeria, civil servants traditionally retire at the age of 60. However, there has been a growing trend among civil servants to seek retirement at the age of 65 instead. While this may seem like a personal choice for individuals, it has significant negative effects on the Nigerian economy and the functioning of public institutions.

Let's explore the adverse consequences of civil servants seeking retirement at the age of 65 and the potential solutions to mitigate these challenges.

Decreased Efficiency and Productivity

One of the primary negative effects of civil servants seeking retirement at age 65 is the decline in efficiency and productivity within public institutions. As individuals approach retirement age, their motivation and energy levels tend to diminish.

This can result in reduced work output, increased absenteeism, and a lack of enthusiasm for carrying out responsibilities. Consequently, the overall efficiency and effectiveness of public services suffer, negatively impacting the Nigerian population.

Hindered Generational Shift and Skill Gap

By extending the retirement age to 65, the natural process of generational shift within the civil service is hindered. Younger, talented individuals who are eager to contribute their skills and fresh perspectives are held back by the prolonged presence of older civil servants.

This creates a skill gap, as experienced workers who could have mentored and trained the next generation are still occupying crucial positions. The delay in transitioning leadership roles to a younger workforce hampers innovation and stifles progress within public institutions.

Increased Financial Burden on the Government

Retirement benefits and pension payments place a considerable financial burden on the Nigerian government. By allowing civil servants to retire at age 65 instead of 60, the government has to bear the cost of providing additional years of retirement benefits.

This strains the already stretched public finance system, diverting resources that could have been invested in crucial sectors such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure development. It also contributes to the pension liabilities of the government, potentially leading to fiscal challenges in the long run.

Limited Opportunities for Unemployed Youth

Nigeria faces a high youth unemployment rate, with many graduates struggling to find suitable employment opportunities. Extending the retirement age for civil servants exacerbates this problem by reducing job openings within the civil service. Young graduates who aspire to work in the public sector are faced with limited opportunities due to the prolonged tenure of older civil servants. This imbalance creates frustration and disillusionment among the youth, potentially leading to social unrest and an overall decline in national productivity.

While it is understandable that civil servants may desire to extend their working years for personal reasons, the negative effects of seeking retirement at age 65 in Nigeria cannot be ignored. From decreased efficiency and productivity to hindering generational shifts, the consequences are far-reaching and detrimental to the Nigerian economy and public institutions.

It is essential for the government to carefully assess and address these challenges by implementing effective policies, such as encouraging early retirement incentives and creating opportunities for young talent to thrive. By striking a balance between the needs of retiring civil servants and the overall well-being of the nation, Nigeria can achieve a more sustainable and efficient civil service system.
What about judges that retires at 75yrs

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Hamachi(f): 11:09am On Jul 03, 2023
No consequences jare

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Nobody: 11:10am On Jul 03, 2023
APC is clueless
Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by kenex4ever(m): 11:10am On Jul 03, 2023
If approved, I will benefit greatly from it but I can assure you that it's not good. No reasonable country should approve it.
You cant be seating in positions meant for the younger generation and expect unemployment to reduce.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by KingOfTheDamned: 11:11am On Jul 03, 2023
zicoraads:
It also has its advantages. For instance, the experience garnered over the years will take a longer time getting a newbie to get there.

You must be an iliterate.

Let me guess you believe school is a scam. And anyone who opposes Tinubu you believe the person is Ibo right ?

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by oloriooko(m): 11:12am On Jul 03, 2023
so what you are saying is that they should retire @ 40?

our problem on this side of the divide is we lack proper planning and wisdom to make use of what we have
being old or 65yrs does not make one useless to the society, they are many ways their 'declining' level of productivity can be put into good use.

if tinubu @ over 70 (despite being his football age, same as buhari) can vie to rule a diversified complex country like 9jja, broz your postulation is skewed and discriminatory

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Atom007(m): 11:13am On Jul 03, 2023
This still boils down to corruption, once everybody is well taken care of, willingly u will even be glad to resign but situation one senator money can pay 100 civil servants, that's why u will see d push for 65yrs. In a short word, cost of governance should be cut down at all levels and all civil servants should be well taken care of and with reduced cost of governance, there will be availability of funds tthat will create more employment opportunities for the youth and nation at large.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by emandman: 11:14am On Jul 03, 2023
Akinpedia:
In Nigeria, civil servants traditionally retire at the age of 60. However, there has been a growing trend among civil servants to seek retirement at the age of 65 instead. While this may seem like a personal choice for individuals, it has significant negative effects on the Nigerian economy and the functioning of public institutions.

Let's explore the adverse consequences of civil servants seeking retirement at the age of 65 and the potential solutions to mitigate these challenges.

Decreased Efficiency and Productivity

One of the primary negative effects of civil servants seeking retirement at age 65 is the decline in efficiency and productivity within public institutions. As individuals approach retirement age, their motivation and energy levels tend to diminish.

This can result in reduced work output, increased absenteeism, and a lack of enthusiasm for carrying out responsibilities. Consequently, the overall efficiency and effectiveness of public services suffer, negatively impacting the Nigerian population.

Hindered Generational Shift and Skill Gap

By extending the retirement age to 65, the natural process of generational shift within the civil service is hindered. Younger, talented individuals who are eager to contribute their skills and fresh perspectives are held back by the prolonged presence of older civil servants.

This creates a skill gap, as experienced workers who could have mentored and trained the next generation are still occupying crucial positions. The delay in transitioning leadership roles to a younger workforce hampers innovation and stifles progress within public institutions.

Increased Financial Burden on the Government

Retirement benefits and pension payments place a considerable financial burden on the Nigerian government. By allowing civil servants to retire at age 65 instead of 60, the government has to bear the cost of providing additional years of retirement benefits.

This strains the already stretched public finance system, diverting resources that could have been invested in crucial sectors such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure development. It also contributes to the pension liabilities of the government, potentially leading to fiscal challenges in the long run.

Limited Opportunities for Unemployed Youth

Nigeria faces a high youth unemployment rate, with many graduates struggling to find suitable employment opportunities. Extending the retirement age for civil servants exacerbates this problem by reducing job openings within the civil service. Young graduates who aspire to work in the public sector are faced with limited opportunities due to the prolonged tenure of older civil servants. This imbalance creates frustration and disillusionment among the youth, potentially leading to social unrest and an overall decline in national productivity.

While it is understandable that civil servants may desire to extend their working years for personal reasons, the negative effects of seeking retirement at age 65 in Nigeria cannot be ignored. From decreased efficiency and productivity to hindering generational shifts, the consequences are far-reaching and detrimental to the Nigerian economy and public institutions.

It is essential for the government to carefully assess and address these challenges by implementing effective policies, such as encouraging early retirement incentives and creating opportunities for young talent to thrive. By striking a balance between the needs of retiring civil servants and the overall well-being of the nation, Nigeria can achieve a more sustainable and efficient civil service system.
You're wrong about this, rather Extending retirement age makes government spend less on pension.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Atom007(m): 11:15am On Jul 03, 2023
engrrichie92:
Left to me, retirement should be 50

From age 50, nothing suppose concern you with work

Just Zaddy vibes and all round chills

Do I hear an Amen?

You r thinking not well. Go back n sleep.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by sleek214(m): 11:16am On Jul 03, 2023
kenex4ever:
If approved, I will benefit greatly from it but I can assure you that it's not good. No reasonable country should approve it.
You cant be seating in positions meant for the younger generation and expect unemployment to reduce.
You guys can just be talking anyhow, comparing countries you don't know anything about. Go and do research about the so called " reasonable countries) they all have their retirement age above 60 years. recently France is trying to pass a legislative bill to increase it further but the people started protesting that they want to retire early. You guys should always try and do research in other not to sound foolish and get likes from equally uninformed people.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by pafestula(m): 11:17am On Jul 03, 2023
35 years is even too much for a civil servant, 25 years is okay, and the age should be reduced to 50 years. This would create job opportunities for others.

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Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by MeGt: 11:17am On Jul 03, 2023
Hmmm
Re: The Consequences Of Nigerian Civil Servants Retiring At Age 65 by Animegirl(f): 11:19am On Jul 03, 2023
cheesy

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