The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has declared to further push for an improvement in the remuneration of judicial officers.
The body said its resolve to push for a review of judicial officers’ remuneration stems from the fact that besides being poorly paid, access to justice by Nigerians might be affected considering the harsh prevailing economic realities of the country.
Speaking on Tuesday at a breakout session at the ongoing 2023 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) holding in Abuja, panelists on the ‘Overview of NBA’s Memo to RMAFC on judicial remuneration’ said the peculiarities of the judicial officers made it imperative that their remuneration reflect the circumstances governing their role in safeguarding justice for all.
The NBA has also demanded that the Federal government remove from the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) and establish a separate body that will determine the remuneration of the judicial officers.
The lead speaker at the session, Olawale Fapohunda, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ekiti State said the NBA had a report on the subject that took into consideration all the peculiarities of the sector about the prevailing economic realities.