CJN To Earn ₦5.4m Monthly As Reps Pass Judicial Officers Bill

A bill for an Act for upward review of the salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits of judicial officers has been passed by the House of Representatives, a development that will see the Chief Justice of Nigeria expected to earn a monthly salary of ₦5.39m.

In the executive bill submitted to the Green Chamber on Tuesday by President Bola Tinubu, other justices of the Supreme Court are to earn a total package of ₦4.21m, while the President of the Court of Appeal is to earn a total monthly package of ₦4.48m.

The justices of the Court of Appeal are expected to earn a total monthly package of ₦3.73m while the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Grand Khadi, FCT Sharia Court of Appeal, President of Customary Court of Appeal, Chief Judge state High Court and Grand Khadi of State Sharia Court of Appeal and President of state Customary Court of Appeal will earn a total monthly package of ₦3.53m.

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The monthly package comprises basic salaries and all regular allowances, including car fueling and maintenance, personal assistance, hardship, entertainment, utilities, security, outfit, journal subscription, medicals, service allowances, restricted or forced lifestyle, dual responsibility, and legal researchers.

Similarly, the House also gave its approval to  the other job regular allowances that are not embedded in the total monthly package to include leave allowances estacode per night of $2,000 where applicable, duty tour allowances where applicable, severance gratuity of N80, 78m at the completion of a tenure.

Africa Today News, New York understands that there is also an option of a motor vehicle loan due for repayment before the expiration of the tenure of the officer concerned.

Africa Today News, New York

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