In Nigeria, president signs constitutional amendment on judicial retirement age and pension rights

9 June 2023
Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (photo credit via TVC News)
Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (photo credit via TVC News)
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu [on 8 June] signed an amendment to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Fifth Amendment) (Number 37), 2023, his first signing of a law as the President. [...] With the signing of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, the retirement age and pensions rights of judicial officers have been effectively brought into uniformity and other related matters. [...] Signing the amendment Bill into law, President Tinubu pledged his administration’s dedication to strengthening the Judiciary, ensuring the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to execute their responsibilities effectively. With the new law, the retirement age of all judges has been pegged at 70.
Read the full article here: The Nation


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