Nigerian President Buhari approves judicial salary increments
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase in the pay and benefits package for Nigerian judicial officers.
Buhari made the announcement on Friday, November 18, at the inauguration of the Dr Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt, which was built by the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike.
The President, who was represented at the event by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, stated that the enhanced welfare scheme for judicial workers, as well as many other initiatives, are aimed at significantly strengthening the capacity and independence of the judiciary, which continues to be a pillar of strength and stability for our democracy.
“Let me use this opportunity also to inform you that as part of the effort to enhance the welfare of judicial officers, Mr President has recently approved an enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judicial officers and accordingly directed the Chairman Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to promptly commence measures towards the realisation and implementation of these directives.”
Buhari further promised that his administration will continue to transform the judiciary as part of a critical strategy in ensuring a fair, progressive, and prosperous society with the rule of law as its cornerstone.