CJN to be earning N5.39m monthly as Reps pass judicial officers salaries bill

A bill for an Act for upward review of the salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits of judicial office holders in the country, has been passed by the House of Representatives with a total monthly package of N5.39m for the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

In the executive bill submitted by President Bola Tinubu to the Green Chamber on Tuesday, other justices of the Supreme Court are to earn a total package of N4.21 million, while the President of the Court of Appeal is to earn a total monthly package of N4.48 million.

Also, justices of the Court of Appeal are to earn a total monthly package of N3.73 million, 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 the Customary Court of Appeal, Chief Judge of the State High Court, Grand Khadi of the State Sharia Court of Appeal, and President of the State Customary Court of Appeal will earn a total monthly package of N3.53 million.

According to the bill, the monthly package comprises basic salaries and all regular allowances, including car fueling and maintenance, personal assistance, hardship, entertainment, utilities, security, outfits, journal subscriptions, medicals, service allowances, restricted or forced lifestyles, dual responsibility, and legal researchers.

Other job regular allowances that are not embedded in the total monthly package were also approved by the House.

This includes leave allowances of $2,000 per night where applicable, duty tour allowances where applicable, and severance gratuity of N80,78m after a tenure.

There is also the option of a motor vehicle loan due for repayment before the expiration of the tenure of the officer concerned.

Culled from Osundefender