Former CJN To Receive N2.5bn Benefits

The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Muhammad, is expected to receive a N2.5bn separation package from the Federal Government.

The resignation of Muhammad on health grounds was announced on Monday.

This is coming less than a week after the 14 Supreme Court Justices accused him of financial misconduct and maladministration.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Ag CJN, Olukayode Ariwoola

Following the development, President Muhammadu Buhari,  on Monday swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the next most senior Justice as the acting CJN.

As part of the package for the retired chief justice compiled by the National Judicial Council, a mansion will be built for him in Abuja or any city of his choosing with a huge sum for furnishing.

This is in addition to a gratuity that is 300 per cent of his annual basic salary of N3.36m as well as a pension for life.

A retired chief justice just like state governors, is entitled to at least four domestic staff and sundry allowances for personal upkeep.

This includes allowances for accommodation, utilities, entertainment, medical, security, furniture, and vehicles.

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Otike Emmanuel
Otike Emmanuel
June 29, 2022 7:12 am