VIRAL: Tinubu seeks approval of new salaries for Judicial Officers from senate

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Tinubu seeks approval of new salaries for Judicial Officers from senate

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President Bola Tinubu has submitted a bill to the Senate, asking for a new salary, allowance, and benefits for judicial officers.

The President’s request was mentioned in a letter read by the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday.

Tinubu seeks approval of new salaries for Judicial Officers from senatePresident Bola Tinubu in office

In the letter, President Tinubu said that  the executive bill entitled “Judicial office holders, salaries and allowances, etc, bill 2024″ will generate a new legal framework for the remuneration of judicial officers to improve their welfare.

The  President who noted that  the bill would promote the independence capacity of the Nigerian judiciary system, said, “The judicial office holders, salaries and allowances, etc, bill 2024 seeks to prescribe salaries, allowances, and benefits for judicial officers to end the prolonged stagnation in their remuneration and to reflect contemporary social economic realities. 

“The bill which establishes a new legal framework for the remuneration of judicial officers will also ensure significant improvement in the welfare capacity and independence of the judiciary,” Tinubu said in the letter.

“While I hope that the judicial office holders, salaries and allowances, etc, bill 2024 will be carefully, yet expeditiously considered and passed by the senate.

“Please accept, distinguish senate president, and distinguish senators the assurances of my highest esteem.”

The President of the Senate,  Senator Akpabio referred the bill to the Senator Mohammed Monguno,  APC, Borno North led Committee on Judiciary,  Human Rights and Legal Matters and Senator Sani Musa,  APC, Niger East led Committee on Finance to report back in two weeks.

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