President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an upward review of the salary and welfare scheme for Nigerian judicial officers.
Buhari Approves Salary Increment For Judges
The president disclosed this on Friday at the inauguration of Dr Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt built by the Governor Nyesom Wike administration.
Buhari, who was represented at the occasion by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said the increment was done to enhance the capacity and independence of the judiciary, adding that it is to be initiated promptly.
He added that the enhanced welfare scheme for judicial workers and many other initiatives are targeted at significantly strengthening the capacity and independence of the judiciary which remains a pillar of strength and stability for our democracy.
“Let me use this opportunity also to inform you that as part of the effort to enhance the welfare of judicial officers, Mr President has recently approved an enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judicial officers.
“Accordingly directed the Chairman Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to promptly commence measures towards the realisation and implementation of these directives.
“This was done to enhance the capacity and independence of the judiciary which is a pillar of strength to our democracy,” he said.
Buhari further promised that his administration will continue to transform the judiciary as part of a critical strategy in ensuring a fair, progressive, and prosperous society with the rule of law as its cornerstone.
He also promised that the Buhari administration would continue efforts to transform the judiciary as part of a critical strategy for ensuring a fair, progressive, and prosperous society based on the rule of law.
Buhari also commended Governor Wike for completing the project within a year of receiving approval, calling it an exceptional record time for a project of such magnitude.
Many dignitaries, including Senators, members of the House of Representatives, and members of the Council of Legal Education, attended the inauguration of what is now the Nigerian Law School’s seventh campus.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had also signed an Executive Order for the implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature and judiciary.