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Outrage As Senate Approves 300% Salary Increase For Judiciary



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Outrage has been sparked on social media after the Senate, on Wednesday, approved a bill that grants a 300 per cent salary increase for judicial officers at the federal and state levels. reports that this is coming after Organized Labour staged a nationwide strike on Monday in response to the Federal Government’s refusal to increase the proposed minimum wage from N60,000, for Nigerian workers.

However, the Senate approved the report presented by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator Mohammed Tahir Monguno (APC- Borno North).

This follows the consideration and adoption of an executive bill transmitted by President Bola Tinubu, which sought to prescribe improved salaries and allowances as well as other fringe benefits for judicial officers and workers.

The Executive bill forwarded by the President is titled “A Bill for an Act to Prescribe the Salaries, Allowances and Fringe Benefits of Judicial Office Holders in Nigeria and for Related Matters”.

The bill, if similarly passed by the House of Representatives, and assented to by the President will give the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, an annual salary of N64m.

The President of the Court of Appeal will be entitled to N62.4m, while Justices of the Supreme Court will earn the sum of N61.4m each.

All heads of the various courts, such as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court the President of the National Industrial Court, among others, would earn the same basic salary of N7.9 million annually.

This development has since sparked outrage and criticism from Nigerians who vented their disappointment via their social media handles. See some reactions gathered by below:

@damm..said, “To Tinubu and APC. Judiciary and INEC staff are the beautiful brides.”

@Comr_lucky1 said, “So fast……once it’s comes to things that concerns them, Dey go turn usan bolt.”

@gwensh said, “Ok but told Labour to go rest.”

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@bazijoy said, “What happens to Labour. These politicians are very insensitive to the plight of the working class who makes all the magic happen.”

@Mahmud said, “We want for all workers.”

@Za… said, “They approved a 300 percent salary increase for one of their instruments for winning elections. In addition, they will also enjoy the minimum wage.”

 @Chekwube said, “Replying to @Imranmuhdz and @woye1 Judiciary and INEC is more important to BAT than 200m Nigerians. Lol.”

 @DanObed374851- said, “Now, how’s the duties of judges and judicial workers more essential than those of other public Sectors? This disparities in salaries and allowances of public Sectors workers is an official injustice.”

 @Adebimp said, “Majority of the masses are suffering, yet this govt is increasing these category of Nigerians astronomically, there is God o watching, one day we will all stand before our creator to give account of our deeds/misdeeds.”

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