Senate Approves 300% Salary Increase For CJN, Other Judicial Officers

The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, approved a bill granting a 300 percent salary increase for judicial officers in the country. The approval followed the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters’ presentation of a report to the lawmakers.

This decision came after considering and adopting an executive bill from President Bola Tinubu, aimed at providing new salaries and allowances for judicial officers and workers in the country.

President Tinubu stated that the bill seeks to prescribe improved salaries, allowances, and other fringe benefits for judicial officers and workers.

The executive bill, titled “A Bill for an Act to Prescribe the Salaries, Allowances and Fringe Benefits of Judicial Office Holders in Nigeria and for Related Matters,” specifies the following monthly packages:

– Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN): ₦5,385,047.26

– Justices of the Supreme Court: ₦4,213,192.54

– President of the Court of Appeal: ₦4,478,415.78

– Justices of the Court of Appeal: ₦3,726,665.40

– Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Grand Khadi of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal, President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of a state High Court, Grand Khadi of a state Sharia Court of Appeal, and President of a state Customary Court of Appeal: ₦3,527,022.61

Further details are expected to follow.