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Senate frowns on poor welfare package for judges


The Senate has expressed concern over the poor welfare package for judges.

Its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal matters made this known during the discharge of its duties across the states at the budget defence with the National Judicial Council (NJC) at the National Assembly yesterday.

The chairman, Opeyemi Bamidele, said the trend could discourage other future judges from applying for the job.

NJC representative, Ahmed Saleh, had lamented the inadequate funds for the council, praying the committee to look into it.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, recently called for the approval of 2.5 per cent as requisite commission arising from recovery of off-shore stolen assets from the country.


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