President Bola Tinubu has submitted a proposal to the Senate on the salaries and allowances of judicial officeholders in the country.

This is contained in a letter addressed to Senate President Godswill Akpiabio and read at plenary on Wednesday.

“Transmission of judicial office holders’ salaries and allowances bill, 2024. In accordance with the provisions of section 58, sub Section two of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

“I forward herein, the judicial office holders, salaries and allowances bill, 2024, for the kind consideration of the Senate.

“The judicial office holders salaries and allowances bill seeks to prescribe salaries and allowances and fringe benefits for judicial officials to end the prolonged stagnation in their remuneration and to reflect contemporary socioeconomic realities,” the president said.

Mr Tinubu said the bill would establish a new legal framework for judicial officials’ remuneration and ensure significant improvement in their welfare, capacity, and independence.

“While I hope that the judicial office holders salaries and allowances bill 2024 will be carefully, yet expeditiously considered and passed by the senate, please accept distinguished Senate president and distinguished senators, the assurances of my highest esteem,” he said.