While Struggling With Minimum Wage, Senate Approves 300% Salary Increase for CJN, Other Nigeria’s Judicial Officers

In a move aimed at enhancing the independence and efficiency of the judiciary, the Nigerian Senate has approved a bill that significantly increases the salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits of judicial office holders.

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The Senate’s resolution, passed on June 5, 2024, came after it reviewed and adopted the report from the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters.

The committee’s chairman, Senator Mohammed Monguno (APC – Borno North), presented the report, highlighting the broad support for the bill among stakeholders during the public hearing.

Under the new pay structure, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) will now receive a monthly package of N5.39 million, while Supreme Court Justices will earn N4.21 million.

The President of the Court of Appeal will be paid N4.48 million per month, and Justices of the Court of Appeal will receive N3.73 million.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, the President of the National Industrial Court, and other senior judicial officials will now

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