Raise Police Retirement Age to 65, Ajimobi Tells FG

Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called on the Federal Government to reconsider for review the mandatory retirement age for security officers.

The Governor made the suggestion on Thursday while receiving the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) zone 11,Paul Okafor, in his office on a courtesy visit

Ajimobi explained that an upward review of retirement age to 65 would enable trained security officers with experience contribute more to security issues in the country.

The governor also lauded the Oyo State Command of the Nigerian Police for its recent preemptive policing and proactive security strategy, while pledging to always support security efforts in-line with the state government policy on maintaining peace in the state

Explaining the purpose of his visit, the AIG zone 11, Paul Okafor noted that he had come to bid the Governor farewell, as he was due for retirement, adding that no society is crime free, nothing that but for the support of the Governors, the zone had experienced relative peace