Bill To Increase CJN, Judicial Officers’ Wages Passed By The Senate

The Nigerian Senate yesterday has passed a bill seeking increase in salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits for the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), and other judicial officers by 300 per cent.

The bill was approved after the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters presented by the Chairman, Senator Mohammed Monguno, APC, Borno North.

The Senator, said; “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.”

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“When Judges are adequately compensated, it demonstrates a commitment by society towards the important role they play in upholding justice”.

However , Monguno added ‘That certainly, the bill if passed will give financial security to retired judicial Officers after years of dedication in the profession and allowing them to remain comfortable during their retirement”.

He further noted that the increment under consideration has been captured in the 2024 Appropriation Act.

By Sophina Ovuike, Abuja