… N100bn allocated to judiciary in 2018 budget
Federal High Courts across the country will get N13. 918 billion out of N100 billion budgeted for judiciary in the 2018 fiscal year.
Also, N1.3 billion of the sum will go to former Chief Justices of Nigeria as retirement benefits.
This was disclosed on Monday by the Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Ahmed Gambo Saleh, who led Registrars of the different categories of courts to the budget defence at the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.
Similarly, the Court of Appeal will get N13. 277, while the Abuja High Courts gets N10.23 billion.
Others breakdown of the proposed allocation indicated that the National Industrial Court will get N9.322billion; National Judicial Council (N5.701billion),  Customary Court of Appeal (N4.065billion), Sharia Court of Appeal (N2.771billion), Federal Judicial Service Commission (N3.098bn)  and the Body of Benchers (N3bn).
The NJC Secretary said the budget estimates also included N11.3bn estimated for state judicial officers’ consolidated salaries and overhead costs, in addition to N4.1bn voted for pensions and gratuities of retired federal judicial officers.
According to him, N581.3 million is earmarked to strengthen the war against corruption in the judiciary and to fund the allowances of anti- corruption committee members.
 
 
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