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Buhari approves salary increase for bailiffs

Buhari approves salary increment for judicial officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an upward revision of the compensation and social protection scheme for Nigerian judicial officers.

Buhari revealed this on Friday, November 18 during the inauguration of the Dr Nabo Graham Douglas campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt built by Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration.

The President, who was represented on the occasion by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said that the improved social protection scheme for judicial workers and many other initiatives aim to significantly strengthen the capacity and independence of the judiciary, which remains a pillar of strength and stability for our democracy.

He said;

“Let me also take this opportunity to inform you that as part of the effort to improve the well-being of judicial officers, Mr. President has recently approved an improved remuneration and social protection scheme for judicial officers of Justice and accordingly directed the Chairman of the Revenue Mobilization and Tax Allocation Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice to take expeditious steps towards the realization and implementation of these guidelines.

Buhari further pledged that his administration would continue to transform the justice system as part of a key strategy to ensure a just, progressive and prosperous society with the rule of law as its cornerstone.

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