President Muhammadu Buhari has granted judicial workers a pay raise.
Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, revealed this at the inauguration of the Nigeria Law School campus in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state.
Malami was the President’s stand-in at the ceremony.
“Let me use this opportunity also to inform you that as part of the effort to enhance the welfare of judicial officers, Mr President has recently approved an enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judicial officers and accordingly 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 the realisation and implementation of these directives,” Malami said.
He added ‘the Buhari administration would continue to transform the judiciary as part of a critical strategy to ensuring a fair, progressive, and prosperous society with the rule of law as its cornerstone’.
Malami conveyed Buhari’s appreciation of the project, which was completed within a year of being approved.
Buhari, according to Malami, said that he recognized the numerous landmark projects, which was why he jettisoned political considerations to confer Wike with the Excellence Award in Public Service in October.