CJN To Earn N10m Monthly As Court Orders Immediate Increment Of Judges’ Salaries
The National Industrial Court, on Friday, ordered the immediate upward review of judges’ salaries. THE NATION reports.
An Abuja court ruled that the minimum monthly salary of N10 million should be paid to the Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN) and N9 million be paid each justice of the Supreme Court.
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Delivering judgment, Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae, directed the National Assembly (NASS), the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission ( RMAFC), Attorney-General of the Federation & Minister of Justice ( AGF) and National Judicial Commission ( NJC), to comply with the directive of the court to ensure immediate compliance with its order.
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The court held that by the combined interpretation of the provision of section 4 (1) (2) of the 1999 constitution as amended and the first schedule of 6 (1b) of the RMAFC Act 2004, that the first and second defendants did not have the power to neglect, by failing or perform their constitutional and statutory duties of reviewing judges’ salaries since 2008.
Obaseki-Osaghae further declared the act unconstitutional and said that the current salaries of judges were embarrassingly too low given the present socio-economic realities and other factors such as the value of the naira against the currencies of some countries. jamb results
The minimum monthly salary of N10 million, she said should be paid to the Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN) and each justice of the Supreme Court, a minimum monthly salary of N9 million.
She said a minimum monthly salary of N9 million should be paid to the President and Justices of the Court of Appeal. Information Guide Nigeria
The court also ordered a minimum monthly salary of N8 million for the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, and N7 million for each of the justices of the same court.