Presidency begins pre-retirement training for employees


The Presidency on Thursday in Abuja commenced a vocational and entrepreneurial programme to prepare its staff for retirement.

Declaring open the two-day workshop for prospective retirees from the State House, the Permanent Secretary, Mr Jalal Arabi, said that the training was also designed to prepare them mentally and psychologically for retirement.

He said “what the State House has set out to do is to commence a process of early pre-retirement training for potential retirees.

“This is in the firm belief that adequate planning for retirement will make life after retirement more attractive.”

According to Arabi, the overall aim of the Presidency is to ensure that all its employees undergo pre-retirement training at least three to four years before retirement.

He added that “this approach is based on the realisation that it usually takes about three years to incubate and mature most business ideas.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 81 prospective retirees are being trained on livestock, fisheries management and personal finance planning at the workshop.

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