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Buhari Approves New Welfare, Salary Package For Judicial Officers

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an enhanced salary and welfare scheme for Nigerian judicial officers.

The President disclosed this in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday, November 18, 2022, during the inauguration of the Dr Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt built by the Governor Nyesom Wike administration.

Buhari, who was represented at the occasion by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, said enhanced welfare scheme for judicial workers and many other initiatives are targeted at significantly strengthening the capacity and independence of the judiciary which remains a pillar of strength and stability for our democracy.

“Let me use this opportunity also to inform you that as part of the effort to enhance the welfare of judicial officers, Mr President has recently approved an enhanced salary and welfare scheme for judicial officers and accordingly directed the Chairman Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to promptly commence measures towards the realisation and implementation of these directives,” Malami, who represented the President, said.

He further pledged that the Buhari administration will continue with efforts to transform the judiciary as part of a critical strategy in ensuring a fair, progressive, and prosperous society with the rule of law as its cornerstone.

The President commended Governor Wike for completing the project within one year after he was granted approval, describing it as an exceptional record time for a project of such magnitude.

Hailing Wike further, Buhari said it is in recognition of the numerous landmark projects that the governor has executed for the human and economic development of Rivers State that made him discard political considerations to confer Wike with the Excellence Award in Public Service in October.

The inauguration of what is now the seventh campus of the Nigerian Law School was attended by many dignitaries including Senators, members of the House of Representatives, and members of the Council of Legal Education among others.

Wike Invites Peter Obi, Buhari, Other To Commission Project In Rivers State

Governor Nyesom Wike of River State has invited President Muhammadu Buhari and former Governor Adams Oshiomole, among others for projects commissioning in Rivers state.

The commissioning has been scheduled as a week-long programme commencing today Monday, November 14, and expected to end on Friday, November 18, 2022.

Wike also invited prominent members of opposition political parties including the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Labour Party (LP) to the programme, tagged,  “Fourth Quarter 2022 Project Commissioning.”

Buhari is expected to commission the Nabo Graham Douglas Campus, Nigerian Law School, in Obio/Akpor on Friday.

Oshiomhole is expected to commission the Rumuepirikom Flyover in Obio-Akpor on Wednesday while Obi will inaugurate the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Aside from Buhari and Oshiomole, Wike also invited the LP’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi; and Emir of Kano, HRH Aminu Ado Bayero for the the project commissioning.

The monarch is scheduled to inaugurate the Dr Peter Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers on Monday.

Recall that this is not the first time Wike will be inviting stalwarts of the opposition party to commission projects in Rivers.

In August, Wike invited Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state to inaugurate the Orochiri-Worukwo (Waterline Junction) flyover in Port Harcourt.

Also, in October, Wike was invited by the Lagos State Government to a women’s conference, where he endorsed APC’s Sanwo-Olu for second term.

Wike’s action had riled PDP governorship candidate in Lagos, Olajide Adediran better known as Jandor.

The Rivers governor and four other PDP governors known as the G5 have demanded the resignation of Iyorchia Ayu, saying northerners should not be the PDP national chairman and presidential candidate.

But, Ayu, a Benue indigene, has insisted that he won’t step down till the end of his four-year tenure, even as the G5 made his resignation a precondition to support Adamawa-born Atiku Abubakar’s 2023 presidential ambition.

Recall also that Wike and his allies have not been seen at the campaigns of the PDP’s presidential candidate, Abubakar  Atiku.

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