The FG owes us 4 months salary – Federal Judges

The Senate has directed its Committees on Finance and Judiciary to investigate why Federal judges in the country are yet to paid 4 months salary.

The probe follows a point of order raised by the Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah.

Na’Allah had raised the issue of on the nonpayment of the salaries of the judges.

Raising the point of order, Na’Allah (APC, Kebbi) said in the last four months no Federal judge has received salary.

He urged the Senate to look into the issue.

In his remark, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who presided over plenary, said the situation was worrisome.

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“This is very worrisome if it is true.

“We should not put our judges in the situation whereby they are tempted to receive gratification from litigants,” he said.

He said the budget of the judiciary was included in the first line charge to ensure prompt and regular payment of their salaries and allowances.

The committees on Finance and Judiciary were given a week to investigate the issue.

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The Senate mandated that the committee must ensure that the judges are paid their salaries before Monday next week.