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Justice Monica reveals monthly salaries of lawyers and judicial officers in Nigeria

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has reportedly, disclosed amount of money, paid to judicial officials as monthly salaries in Nigeria.

According to her, the Chief Justice of Nigeria earns a net pay of 279,497 naira monthly, while other justices on the Supreme Court bench, earn 206,425 naira. She said, as the President of Court of Appeal, she receives 206,425 naira, while other justices on the bench of the Court of Appeal, go home with 166,285 naira every month, adding that these salaries, had been stagnant for the past 10 years. "The last time salaries of judicial officers were reviewed was in 2008," she said.

She however, appealed to the Federal Government to conduct an upward review of the salaries of judicial officers in the country. "It was disheartening that, their salary structure, had consistently ranked poorly when compared to that of their counterparts in other African and Commonwealth countries. The salaries of justices are static with no graduation as in the civil and public service, we have been on one salary grade for over 10 years now. I implore the government of the federation and states to urgently review these salaries and allowances, as well as, increase financial allocations that will enable us to introduce technical innovations that would improve adjudication," she said.

Justice Dongban-Mensem, disclosed this. while speaking at the maiden edition of the Court of Appeal Legal Year and Justices Retreat in Abuja on Monday, 13th September, 2021.


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