FILE: Members of the House of Representatives at plenary
…Salaries fixed when minimum wage was N5,000, dollar was N124 – Lawmakers
The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, urged the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission to “immediately” review the remuneration of judicial officers in line with present economic realities.
The House also urged the Federal Government to, in line with judicial autonomy, accede to the increase in statutory transfer to the judiciary in the coming fiscal year.
Furthermore, the House mandated its Committee on Judiciary to work towards an amendment of the Certain Political, Public and Judicial Office Holder (Salary and Allowances, Etc.) Act “by removing the remunerations of judicial officers from that of political and public office holders.”
The committee is to ensure compliance with these resolutions and report back within six weeks for further legislative action.
The resolutions were sequel to the unanimous adoption of a motion titled, ‘Need to Review Remunerations of Judicial Officers and Increase the Statutory Transfer to the Nation’s Judiciary.’
Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Mr Onofiok Luke, who moved the motion, dismissed the pay currently being received by judicial officers