Chairman of the Body of Benchers (BoB), Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN has revealed that the body has succeeded in getting President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to improve the welfare of judges in the country.
President Buhari, he said, has agreed to the request of the Benchers for the upward review of salaries and allowances of judges in the country.
Olanipekun, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) made the revelation while speaking to journalists in Abuja at the sidelines of an event.
The ex-NBA President, who led a team of Body of Benchers to interface with President Buhari last Thursday, further revealed that the team succeeded in extracting commitment from the President to ensure an enhanced welfare package for judicial officers.
At the end of the interface, Olanipekun said that President Buhari issued a directive to those in charge to immediately commence work on an upgraded version of a 2018 report of an Advisory Committee that had previously been submitted to him.