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Buhari approves salary increment for judicial officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that measures be taken for immediate implementation of the enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judicial officers.

President Buhari made this known on Friday at the official commissioning and handing over ceremony of Nabo Graham-Douglass Campus of the Nigerian Law School, Port Harcourt to the Council of Legal Education

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Jusitce, Abubakar Malami,SAN represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the occasion, according to a statement issued to newsmen by Dr. Umar J|ibrilu Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Chairman, Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to promptly commence measures towards realization and implementation of enhanced salary and welfare scheme for the judicial officers in the country.

The President said this and many other initiatives were targeted at significantly strengthening the capacity and independence of the judiciary, which he said remained a pillar of strength and stability for the nation’s democracy. 

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino, editing by Daniel Adejo