CJN to earn more as Reps pass bill on new salary structure for judicial officers

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, passed a bill to prescribe the salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits of judicial office holders in the country, which provides a total monthly package of N5,385,047.26 for the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Under the bill which was submitted to the House on Tuesday by the President, other Justices of the Supreme Court are to earn a total package of N4, 213,192.54, while the President of the Court of Appeal is to earn a total monthly package of N4, 478,415.78.

Also, justices of the Court of Appeal are to earn a total monthly package of N3,726,665.40, 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 are to earn a total monthly package of N3,527,022.61.

This monthly package includes their basic salaries and all regular allowances which include motor vehicle fueling and maintenance, Personal assistance, hardship, entertainment, utilities, security, outfit, journal subscription, medical, along service allowances, restricted or forced lifestyle, dual responsibility, and legal researchers.

The House also approved other job regular allowances that are not embedded in the total monthly package to include leave allowances estacode per night of $2000 when applicable, duty tour allowances when applicable, severance gratuity of N80,775,707.70 after the successful completion of tenure as well as an option motor vehicle loan to be repaid before expiration of tenure.

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