The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, federal judicial officers, and state judicial officers have in the last one year guzzled a total of N33.47 billion as emoluments and other allowances, checks by the Economic Confidential has revealed.
The report obtained and computed by the Economic intelligence magazine showed the annual salaries, regular and non-regular allowances of 934 judicial officers in the country, including the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The allowances include: vehicle maintenance and fuel, personal assistants, domestic staff, entertainment and utilities allowances. Others are; hardship allowance, outfit and newspapers allowances respectively.
A careful observation of the report showed that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, has an annual salary of N3.36 million. And like the President of Nigeria, the holder is to be provided with vehicle maintenance and fuelling, domestic staff, entertainment, utilities and newspapers.
Furthermore, the CJN has 25 per cent of his annual basic salary reserved for personal assistant and outfit each or its equivalent of N840,993.13 respectively. The holder also has half of annual salary as hardship allowance which amounts to N1,681,986.25.
However, accommodation and furniture will be provided for the CJN, while annual leave, severance gratuity and vehicle loan which is optional will be 10 per cent, 300 per cent and 400 per cent respectively. His duty tour allowance within Nigeria is settled at N50,000 per night, while that of overseas or Estacode amounts to $2000.00 per night.