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Judiciary: Nigerian Senate approves 300 percent pay rise, other benefits for Chief Justice, officers

*The Senate approves a bill seeking improved salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits for Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Chief Justice of Nigeria, and other judicial office holders by 300 percent, to improve their professionalism, decision making skills, and fair compensation crucial for maintaining public trust

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

As a veritable measure to enable Nigerian judicial officers to focus on their professional development without distraction from financial constraint, the Senate, in the National Assembly (NASS), Abuja, FCT, has approved a bill seeking improved salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits for Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), and other judicial office holders by 300 percent.

ConsumerConnect reports the bill scaled third reading Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in the Upper Legislative Chamber, in Abuja, FCT.

The approval followed the adoption of a report presented by Mohammed Monguno, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters.

Senator Munguno stated that “adequate remuneration will allow judicial officers to focus on their professional development without worrying about financial constraint.

“Hence, it will improve their professionalism and decision making skills, and fair compensation for judicial officers is crucial for maintaining public trust in judiciary’s impartiality and integrity.”

The Federal lawmaker also noted that the increment under consideration has been captured in the 2024 Appropriation Act already.

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