Tinubu’s jumbo pay for judges ready, seeks NASS’ approval


President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, approached the National Assembly with a new bill seeking to provide new salaries and allowances for judicial officers in the country.

The bill came at a time worried lawmakers at the lower chamber of the National Assembly summoned a stakeholder meeting on the subject-matter

In the letter read at plenary on Tuesday by the Speaker, Abbas Tajudeen, the President said the bill seeks to prescribe salaries and allowances as well as other fringe benefits for judicial officers.

There has been agitation for an improvement to the salaries, allowances and other welfare package of judicial officers in the country, while the President has promised an improvement to the welfare of judicial officers.

The Executive bill forwarded by the President is titled “A Bill for an Act to prescribe the Salaries, Allowances and Fringe Benefits of Judicial Office Holders in Nigeria and for Related Matters”.

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