The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, says the welfare and reward system of judiciary is begging for a review, bemoaning the neglect in the remuneration of judicial officers for close to 17 years


Fagbemi said this during a one-day public hearing on the advancement of the welfare of the judiciary, said between May 1999 and March 2011, the Federal Government reviewed the salaries and allowances of Public Servants and Political office holders on four occasions, with new regimes of national minimum wage, but the salaries of judicial officers were only reviewed twice during the same period.


Recall, Fagbemi and the Minister of Finance, Wale Edun, had appeared before the Senate committee on Judiciary, human rights and legal matters for the commencement of hearing on a bill for an Act, to prescribe the salaries and allowance, and fringe benefits of judicial office holders in Nigeria and related matter bill 2024.



The President of the Industrial Court, Justice Benedict Kanyip, however, asked for an amendment of the law to solve the problem of retired judiciary officers, proposing a 4-year periodic review of salaries of judicial officers.

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