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Federal government to unveil new salary scheme for judges soon

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The Federal Government will soon unveil an enhanced salary package and conditions of service for judges in the country.

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami said this was part of government’s efforts to support the Judiciary to enable it effectively discharge its constitutional duties and sustain the nation’s democracy.

Malami noted that the judiciary remains a strong catalyst for sustaining democracy through enforcement of rules of law, promotion of checks-and-balances, preservation of the principles of separation of powers, and proactive judicial activism.

Malami who emphasised the importance of an independent judiciary in every democracy said that with the last amendment to the Constitution and the Executive Order 10, the issue of financial autonomy for state judiciary and legislature ought not to be negotiable.