Reps summon ministers, others over judiciary’s poor pay

Reps summon ministers, others over judiciary’s poor pay

The Home of Representatives Committee on Judiciary has invited the Ministers of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning in addition to the Secretary, Nationwide Judicial Council for deliberation over the poor remuneration of judicial officers throughout the nation.

Additionally invited to the assembly slated for Monday, March 25, 2024, are the Nationwide President, Judicial Workers Union of Nigeria, the Chairman, Income Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Fee, the Chairman, Nation’s Salaries, Incomes and Wages Fee, Legal professional Common of the Federation and Minister of Justice in addition to the President, Nigeria Bar Affiliation.

This was contained in an invite letter titled “ Case for upward overview of judicial remuneration,” signed by the Chairman, Home Committee on Judiciary, Oluwole Oke, dated March 18, 2024.

The letter learn, “The committee is in receipt of a submission for the NBA advocating for a case of overview of judicial remuneration and situations of service.

“In view of the above submission, the committee needs to ask you to a extra sturdy interactive session with different stakeholders to overview the submission and educate the committee on the present state of affairs and plans to cope with the unrealistic wage construction of the judiciary and your place on the matter.

“Settle for the reassurance of the committee’s consideration and esteem.”

In a quick interview with The PUNCH, Oke, who represents Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency, Osun State stated, “We’ve got invited them over the stagnation and poor remuneration of judges and judicial officers since 2008.

“No promotion, no development, and that is very irregular. It’s unacceptable.”

In 2023, the Nigerian Bar Association met with the Minister of Justice and Legal professional-Common of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, noting that there was a necessity for the federal government to, with out additional delay, overview the take-home pay of judicial officers.

The affiliation stated the assembly was in furtherance of the affiliation’s dedication to an improved welfare package deal for judicial officers.

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