The federal government has said that it will start a five-year training for intending retirees in the civil service on various businesses which they can engage in after retirement.
The Permanent Secretary, Service Welfare Office, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), Mrs Didi Walson-Jack, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
She said that the plan would enable the civil servants to be well equipped and have ample time to plan ahead for a smooth transition.
“We want them to have a smooth transition and so the training is focusing on various businesses that a retired civil servant can carry on after service.
“We know that this administration is seeking to diversify the economy through agriculture and because the 1999 constitution as amended allows civil servants to engage in the business of farming.
“We are taking advantage of that to ensure that the training has a large component of various…