The Chief Justice of the Federation, Ibrahim Tanko, earns N279,497 as monthly salary, Luke Onofiok, the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary has disclosed.
Onofiok stated this on Wednesday, October 6, while moving a motion on the floor of the House on the need to increase the earnings of the judicial officers.
Onofiok, a former Speaker of Akwa-Ibom House of Assembly disclosed that low salaries paid to judicial officers can make them vulnerable to corruption.
He added that the President of the Court of Appeals is paid N206,425 monthly.
He said: “Code of Conduct Tribunal Act restrains Judicial Officers from generally receiving gifts and operating private businesses except farming.”
He explained that the “poor remuneration of judicial officers is a serious threat to the judiciary.”
Consequently, the House resolved to urge the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to immediately review the remuneration of judicial officers in line with present economic realities.