Reps Pass Bill To Increase Judges Salaries, CJN To Receive N5.39m

The House of Representatives has passed a Bill for an Act to upwardly review the salaries, allowances, and fringe benefits of judicial office holders in Nigeria. According to the executive bill submitted by President Bola Tinubu, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) is set to receive a total monthly package of N5.39 million.

Under this proposed legislation, the President of the Court of Appeal would receive a monthly package totaling N4.48 million, while other justices of the Supreme Court would receive a total package worth N4.21 million. Similarly, justices of the Court of Appeal are slated to earn a total monthly package of N3.73 million.

Furthermore, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Grand Khadi of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal, President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Chief Judges of state High Courts, Grand Khadis of State Sharia Court of Appeal, and Presidents of state Customary Courts of Appeal are set to earn a total monthly package of N3.53 million.

This monthly package includes basic salaries and various regular allowances, covering expenses such as car fueling and maintenance, personal assistance, hardship, entertainment, utilities, security, outfit, journal subscriptions, medicals, service allowances, restricted or forced lifestyle, dual responsibility, and legal researchers.

Additionally, the House approved additional allowances not encompassed in the overall monthly package. These include severance gratuities amounting to N80.78 million at the end of a term, leave allowances, estacode per night of $2,000 where applicable, and duty tour allowances.