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Strike: It’s Unfair To Pay Politicians More Salaries Than Judges -SERAP

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Strike: It’s Unfair To Pay Politicians More Salaries Than Judges -SERAP

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has expressed that it is unfair to pay President Muhammadu Buhari, governors, and lawmakers huge salaries, then pay judges less.

SERAP made the call on Sunday following the nationwide industrial action by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria over financial autonomy for the judicial arm of government.

The group called on Chairman, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Elias Mbam, to “urgently review upward the remuneration, allowances, and conditions of service for Nigerian judges.

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The group urged Mbam to “review downward the remuneration and allowances of high-ranking political office-holders in order to address the persistent poor treatment of judges, and to improve access of victims of corruption to justice.”

SERAP also urged him “to send your review and recommendations to the National Assembly for appropriate remedial and legislative action, as provided for by the Nigerian Constitution 1999 (as amended).”

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via: Information Nigeria

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