BREAKING: CJN set to recieve N5.39m monthly package

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) is set to receive a monthly package of N5.39 million, as outlined in the recently passed Judicial Officers Salaries Bill by the House of Representatives. This package includes basic salaries and various allowances such as car fueling and maintenance, personal assistance, and hardship allowances.

The breakdown of the bill reveals that the CJN’s annual basic salary amounts to N13.46 million, translating to a monthly basic salary of N1.12 million. Additionally, the bill specifies that the CJN will receive a total monthly package of N5.39 million, reflecting the comprehensive compensation structure for judicial officers in Nigeria.

Additionally, justices of the Court of Appeal are expected to receive N3.73 million monthly. Similarly, various other judicial office holders, including the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court, and others, will receive a total monthly package of N3.53 million.

The comprehensive monthly package encompasses basic salaries and various regular allowances, covering areas such as car fueling and maintenance, personal assistance, hardship, entertainment, utilities, security, outfit, journal subscription, medical expenses, service allowances, restricted or forced lifestyle, dual responsibility, and legal researchers.

Moreover, the House has also approved additional job-related allowances not included in the total monthly package. These allowances encompass leave allowances, estacode per night of $2,000 where applicable, duty tour allowances where applicable, and a severance gratuity of N80.78 million upon completion of tenure.

Furthermore, there is provision for a motor vehicle loan, with repayment scheduled before the expiration of the officer’s tenure.

Further details on the bill are anticipated to be released soon.

This significant monthly package for the CJN underscores the importance of fair and competitive remuneration for top judicial officials, ensuring their financial well-being and recognizing the critical role they play in upholding the rule of law and dispensing justice in the country.

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