Senate passes bill to increase salaries of all judicial officers by 300%

Senate passes bill to increase salaries of all judicial officers by 300%

The new salaries and allowances represent a 300 percent
increase from the current earnings of the judicial officers.

 

The president of the court of appeal will be entitled to
N62.4 million, and justices of the supreme court will earn N61.4 million.

 

All heads of the various courts, such as the chief judge of
the federal high court, the president of the national industrial court, and the
chief judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, among others,
would earn the same basic salary of N7.9 million annually.

While presenting his report, Monguno said the increment of
judges’ salaries and allowances was long overdue, noting that their pay
packages have not been reviewed for years.

 

“Apart from the new salary and allowance scheme, the bill
will also make provision for the retirement of judicial officers,” he said.

 

The senator representing Borno said the new pay packages
would ensure justice and fairness in the country’s judicial processes.

 

Thereafter, the senate approved clauses of the bill in the
“committee of the whole” and passed the legislation.

 

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