A National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Federal Government to increase salaries and allowances of judicial officers in Nigeria. Passing a judgement following an originating summons by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Sebastine Hon, against the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, and the National Judicial Council (NJC) as defendants, Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae said on Friday July 15 that the current salaries and allowances of judicial officers in the country is not only abysmally low but embarrassing. The judge who held that the refusal of the government to review the judicial officers salaries and allowances for 14 years was unconstitutional and unlawful, added that it is unfortunate that justices and judges who are ministers in the temple of Justice have also become victims of injustice in the country. Justice Obaseki-Osaghae then directed the federal government to commence a monthly payment of the sum of N10m to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN); N9 million to other justices of the Supreme Court; the sum of N9m for the President of Court of Appeal, and N8m for other justices of the appellate court; N8m for the chief judges of both federal and states high courts N8m, while other judges of the courts will take home N7m.The post Court orders FG to raise salaries of judicial officers in Nigeria appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
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