July 25, 2024
Senate Passes Bill To Increase Salaries Of ALL Judicial Officers By 300%
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Senate Passes Bill To Increase Salaries Of ALL Judicial Officers By 300%

The senate has passed a bill seeking to increase the salaries and allowances of judges at all levels.

The upper legislative chamber passed the bill for the third reading on Wednesday after Mohammed Monguno, chairman of the senate committee on judiciary, presented a report.

The bill, if passed by the house of representatives, and signed by the president, will pave the way for the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) to earn N64 million annually.

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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.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, Chief Judge of FCT High Court, Grand Kadi FCT Shariah Court of Appeal, President of FCT Customary Court, Chief Judge of State High Court, Grand Kadi State Shariah Court of Appeal, and President, State Customary Court of Appeal are expected to earn N42.3 million as annual regular allowances.

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