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Tinubu writes Senate over improved salaries for judicial officers



President Bola Tinubu has forwarded the Judicial Office Holders Salaries and Allowances Bill, 2024 to the Senate to improve the welfare of judicial officers generally.
Tinubu, in a letter titled: “Transmission of Judicial Office Holders  Salaries and Allowances  Bill, 2024” addressed to the Senate President, Godswill Akpiabio requested the expeditious consideration of the upper legislative chamber.
The President’s letter said the request was “in accordance  with the provisions of section 58, sub Section two of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
“I forward  herein, the Judicial Office Holders, Salaries and Allowances  Bill 2024, for  the kind consideration of the Senate.
“The Judicial Office Holders Salaries and allowances Bill, 2024 seeks to prescribe salaries and allowances and fringe benefits for  judicial officials to end the prolong stagnation in their remuneration and to reflect contemporary socioeconomic realities,” he stated.
According to Tinubu, the bill would “establish a new legal framework  for remuneration of judicial officials and would  also ensure significant improvement in their welfare, capacity and independence of the judiciary.”
“While I hope that the judicial office holders salaries and allowances bill 2024 will be carefully, yet  expeditiously considered and passed by the Senate, please accept distinguished Senate President, and distinguished senators, the assurances of my highest esteem,” the President concluded.
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