Discover the updated salary scales for judicial officers in Nigeria

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President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

In a significant overhaul of the compensation framework for Judicial Officers, President Bola Tinubu has spearheaded a comprehensive review, ushering in substantial salary increases for key figures in the legal fraternity. Among the beneficiaries, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, stands to receive a monthly basic salary of N1.1 million, coupled with N4.3 million in regular allowances, as outlined in an executive bill forwarded to the National Assembly.

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Upon the House of Representatives’ endorsement of Tinubu’s proposal to elevate the remuneration packages of judicial officers, CJN Ariwoola’s annual income is poised to skyrocket to N13.5 million in basic salary, supplemented by N51.2 million in regular allowances, culminating in a staggering total of N64.7 million.

Delving deeper into the revised salary framework, the President of the Court of Appeal is slated to command an impressive annual package of N62.4 million, reflecting the substantial uplift mandated by Tinubu’s directive. Meanwhile, justices of the Supreme Court are poised to enjoy annual earnings of N61.4 million, a significant enhancement from their previous compensation structure.

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This momentous adjustment comes on the heels of retired Supreme Court Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad’s public remarks last October, highlighting the glaring disparity between the monthly earnings of the CJN and the Supreme Court Registrar. With Tinubu’s proactive intervention, the judiciary is poised to witness a remarkable transformation in the financial well-being of its esteemed members, signaling a renewed commitment to equitable compensation and recognition of their invaluable contributions to the legal landscape.

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