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  • Updated: May 20, 2024

Fagbemi backs judicial salary reform

Fagbemi backs judicial salary reform

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi has said that improved salaries and allowances for judges and other judicial officers is a step towards judicial independence in the country.

He stated this on Monday during a one-day public hearing bordering on the advancement of the welfare of the judiciary and the need to salvage an impoverished judiciary.

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.

According to Fagbemi, the upward review of judges' and other judicial officers’ salaries has become imperative given the inflationary trends being experienced in the country in the past few years.

He said, “This bill will birth an appropriate and commensurate remuneration that will ensure judicial independence and integrity.”

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